Ghana is currently identified as a country of origin, transit and destination for trafficking of children, men, and women who are subjected to forced exploitative labour of all forms. For this reason, the government of Ghana through the Anti-human trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police force in collaboration with agencies such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Challenging Hights and International Justice Mission (IJM) among others are making efforts to rescue these victims of human trafficking. Once rescued, the victims need temporary shelter for rehabilitation.
The Don Bosco Child Protection Centre therefore, was established in 2014 to support the government of Ghana’s efforts to provide this temporary shelter and rehabilitation for the rescued victims between the ages of 6 to 17 in order to help combat child exploitation. Within the first half of 2016, 35 children (6 girls) and (29 boys) were rehabilitated, reunited and reintegrated with their families and communities.
To be the leading and most welcoming Child Protection Centre in Ghana.
To work through the Principles lived by Don Bosco in order to ensure security, good health, education and skills development of children, by focusing on the integral transformation of Children at risk, creating home for victims of Poverty
To enhance the living condition of vulnerable children and children at risk to a dignifying way of being human, that will lead to an integrated self-esteem and self-appreciation towards a holistic human growth and development. To support the Government of Ghana (GOG) and other national stakeholders’ effort to prevent and combat child’s exploitation in all its various forms in Ghana.
- To provide temporal shelter for at least 100 rescued children for the year 2016.
- To feed them with three square meals daily.
- To provide basic needs for them.
- To make available the best health care possible for them.
- To prepare them academically for formal school after their rehabilitation in the centre.
- To give them access to counseling services.
- To see to it that they return to a better living situation.
- To enhance their spiritual development.
- To ensure basic career development path for the rescued children.
- To provide a conducive environment for their holistic growth.
The target group and beneficiaries of the project are;
- Trafficked children.
- Other vulnerable children at risk.