LIBERATE ME


Liberate Me embodies Volta Revival’s vision of seeing a slavery and trafficking free Ghana. We do this by addressing the root causes of forced labor and trafficking. The process involves learning about cases of child forced labor slavery and trafficking, investigating, intervening, and providing services to survivors.

Once a survivor is through the rehabilitation phase they will be selected into either the VRF Scholars program or the Case Management program to receive services. Our staff make the decision based on the survivors age, location, and circumstances.

An estimated 50,000 children are trafficked and enslaved on the Volta lake in Ghana each year.
In the Ada district an average of 60% of households engage in trafficking at least one of their children. Children are being trafficked through a contractual agreement between the child’s guardians and the traffickers. Traffickers often lie to parents to the point that they believe trafficking will be better for the child. Children between the ages of 4 and 15 are being enslaved in the fishing industry around the Volta lake for periods between 3 to 15 years. Abuse while enslaved is widespread and includes physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual abuse. The impacts are mental and physical disabilities, PTSD, and death by drowning in the Volta lake or through untreated illnesses.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Student Sponsorship


As a sponsor of a survivor of forced labor trafficking and abuse, we select from among the children who have been rescued those who are in the worst situations and who are at the greatest risk of being re- trafficked due to negligent families. Many of our children have families who can also be rehabilitated, but in some cases where children are orphaned or are families are bent on re-trafficking the child, we will intervene with the comprehensive VRF Scholars program to allow for that individual to achieve their full potential and ensure future abuse never occurs.

The VRF Scholars program provides individual survivors with individual sponsors. Sponsorship includes supporting all their basic and welfare needs, counseling, boarding school when necessary, and private schooling. Sponsorship is comprehensive and continuous through university or technical school. Each term sponsors receive reports about their students and have the opportunity to write to them.

The following are the current survivors who need sponsorship, please contact us for more information and consider sponsoring a student.

Support the welfare and education of a neglected and needy student

Sponsor a Student: $52

School Sponsorship


The Liberate Me Program engages entire communities behaviorally and psychologically to establish the anti-trafficking mentality to report about returned children and to return the children through the community lines of communication. We have partnered with multiple communities to carry out this community-wide anti-trafficking and abuse method to provide a safety net for the children of the entire community.(Link to Liberate Me report). Once a child is rescued, they are rehabilitated during a month- long stay at our shelter and provided with human rights and legal education, emotional wellbeing training, and sexual and reproductive health training to ensure children are empowered to prevent repeat abuse. They are also provided with basic needs, education, and the school supplies necessary to return to their homes and communities and be fully reintegrated with family members who have also been given human rights and trauma-informed training to understand the legal implications of child labor, and trafficking, and abuse.

Once the child is fully reintegrated and enrolled in school we are committed to supporting them through school fees and supplies and developing the school as a key institution for community growth. This may mean providing quarterly furniture, infrastructure, or other needs in the school to ensure all students receive the benefits of being an anti-trafficking partner school and community.

It costs $100 monthly to support a partner school, therefore if 10 people sponsor monthly at $10 a month, or if 5 people sponsor at $20 a month an entire school and all its children who live in a community earmarked as a trafficking and abuse hotspot are safeguarded and provided the support they need to stay in their communities and provide the development it desperately needs.

Support the welfare and education of a neglected and needy student

$10 school sponsorship plan (10 people at $10 supports a school) $20 school sponsorship plan (5 people at $20 supports a school)

Contact us to run a small group fundraiser to sponsor a local school (email to: moniquevanden@voltarevival.org)