Training for Rescued Slaves in Ghana
Goal: $660 per girl annually
About this Mission Project
The Volta region of Ghana is a hot and difficult place to live. In many villages, when things turn sour, the community selects a young girl to appease the gods. This girl is given to a nearby shrine as a trokosi, a “wife of the gods,” and is forced into a life of labor and often sexual servitude to the priests.
Beatrice was rescued from this slavery by the Baptist Vocational Training Center. Now she is learning how to weave, care for herself and see herself as a human being loved by God. 2016 will be her final year at the center, and she cannot wait until graduation when she will complete her transition from slave to independent woman.
- A gift of $100 provides school supplies for one girl for a year.
- A gift of $300 feeds a girl for one year.
- A gift of $500 feeds, clothes and provides medical insurance for a girl for one year.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $660 per year for each rescued girl to provide food, clothing, health insurance and school supplies during the educational year. The purpose of the project is to provide vocational training for 45 former trokosi slaves so that they may be self-sufficient contributors to their communities.
This project will be managed by Rev. Dr. Grace Akunor, manager of the Baptist Vocational Training Center in Ghana.
It is anticipated that this project will not only give these young women the skills to be economically independent, but also introduce them to the love of God.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with Rev. Grace Akunor and the Ghana Baptist Convention that they will be able to rescue trokosi slaves and equip them with skills for independence.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- Donate by check. Write Ghana/GBC/Training on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For information, contact Chris Marziale.
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Slaves rescued from the trokosi system learn skills like sewing and weaving so that they can provide for themselves after they have left the Baptist Vocational Training Center in Accra, Ghana.