With the end of March came the end of Phase 1 of International Service‘s project with RAINS, and the end of Tolu, Ben and Rhogan’s time in Ghana.
The three of them have been amazing volunteers and they’ll be missed by everyone in the office.
The placement ended with a validation meeting at which we presented the results of ourImpact Assessment of RAINS’s Next Generation Project, which set out to tackle child trafficking and child labour, and to address the downsides relating to kayaye (headportering) and fostering, in the Northern Region of Ghana.
Our report included suggestions for how projects like the Next Generation Project could be improved. It also highlighted a number of opportunities for further work in the Northern Region of Ghana. The next groups of volunteers coming to RAINS will use this analysis to build on some of the opportunities identified.
reducing the number of children going to work as kayaye (head porters) in bigger cities like Kumasi and Accra.
Both practices (child fosterage and being sent for kayaye) are widespread in this region of Ghana. No doubt we will give you more in-depth information on the project and its background soon. In the meantime, here’s a photograph of us interviewing some of the beneficiaries of the project today, in Kpalung.
That’s TWO pieces of photographic evidence of us hard at work. Happy now?