On Ghana’s Lake Volta – PACODEP

A few months ago, we received an unexpected phone call from Mary, the owner of Brú na Páirce Irish college in Killarney. She explained that the college was closing down and had a large amount of furniture, including over 40 solid metal bunk beds, that needed to be donated to a charity. It was a daunting and challenging task to handle, but we knew exactly who could benefit from this generous donation.

A few years ago, our team came across a powerful CNN documentary about fishing slavery on Lake Volta in Ghana. We were shocked to learn that many children, as young as six years old, were being forced into grueling labor on fishing boats in extremely hazardous conditions. The documentary not only shed light on this appalling issue, but it also highlighted the incredible work of organisation and rescue centers.

The PACODEP is one of a safe haven for children who have been rescued from fishing slavery. This amazing organization provides a supportive and nurturing environment for these children, giving them a second chance at life. When the rescued children arrive at the center, they are given much-needed medical care, nutritious meals, and a warm bed to sleep in.

Thanks to the generous donation from Brú na Páirce Irish college, the rescued children at The Lake Volta Rescue Center now have brand new beds for their accommodations. It may seem like a simple thing, but for these children who have endured unimaginable hardships, a comfortable bed can make a world of difference.

Our journey to the rescue center on Lake Volta was long and filled with challenges, including a broken bridge, a storm, and a broken engine in our truck. But when we finally arrived, we were welcomed with open arms and hearts. It was clear that the people at the center were doing incredible work, and we were honored to be a part of it.

This charity has rescued over 700 children from slavery, and we are proud to be partnered with them. Please spread the word and share this post with your friends and family. Let’s encourage more people like Mary to reach out and support our cause.

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