Slavery in its many insidious guises is alive and flourishing in Ghana, and throughout the world.
The Freedom Corps Ghana Pioneer project is the first to combine scholarship with activism, using lessons from the past to attack and transform the conditions - greed, ignorance, poverty, intolerance, and lack of respect for individual freedom, dignity and well-being - that allow slavery to flourish.
Freedom Corps Ghana Pioneers will become the vanguard of informed, influential activists in an on-going battle to eliminate this evil practice.
"Education is like a vaccine that helps slavery-proof vulnerable communities." - Free The Slaves (FTS), June 2015
"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth." - Diogenes
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X
“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.” - Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.” - Peter S. Jennison
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” - Derek Bok
“When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” - Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper