Building a future for girls in Ghana
Watch FOX Sports’ Rachel Bonnetta show the impact of a skills-training project in Ghana
GHANA — Life can be difficult for girls in Ghana — many enter into early, forced marriages and some run away to the city looking for a better life, only to end up destitute. But, there is hope.
Rachel Bonnetta, a FOX Sports’ personality, saw first-hand how Christian Children’s Fund of Canada’s skills-training project is helping youth learn marketable skills to give them a brighter future. “Not only is it keeping these young girls out of forced marriages, it’s keeping them off the streets — it’s also empowering them,” said the CCFC volunteer ambassador. “It changes their life to learn how to bake, to learn how to sew. I learned those things growing up, because I learned them in school. Some of these girls don’t have that privilege.”
Watch the video below for the full story about how donor dollars are making a difference.
Photo by Philip Maher