Identify potential partner villages
Our staff begins by spending time on Lake Volta talking to the fishermen and children who are out working. In doing so, we consistently hear the names of nearby villages that seem to have a large number of children working on the lake.
The lake was created upon the flooding of the Akosombo Dam, built in the 1960s to generate hydroelectricity. Over 80,000 Ghanaians were displaced by the flooding, creating a large fishing industry where an estimated 7,000 children are forced to work as child slaves.