These Aren’t Your Mother’s Child’s Milestones

Whether they are from the United States, Brazil, the Philippines or Ghana, every child in the world has at least this one thing in common — they grow up! And as they do, according to their culture’s customs and traditions, they celebrate and memorialize certain rights of passage or milestones. These celebrations honor the transition from one stage of development to the next.

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Facts About Ghana: The Land of the Warrior King

A group of boys and a man in a white shirt are riding in a blue motorcycle truck. There are buildings in the background.

The Republic of Ghana is a bustling country found in West Africa. Ghana boasts great natural wealth and beauty, not to mention giant markets, colonial forts and a lively culture. Here are some fun facts about Ghana that will help you to understand the culture and traditions of this country.

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A boy with a net wrapped around his shoulders

15 Powerful Photos of the Journey From Child Slavery to Freedom

Millions of children around the world remain trapped in child labor. Ebenezer was 6 years old when he was sent to work on Lake Volta, a notorious hotbed of child slavery. These 15 powerful photos capture the injustice he faced … and his journey to freedom.

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The silhouette of two people throwing a fishing net into a lake.

How My Own Family Enslaved Me

Brenya’s aunt said she was taking him to another village to go to school. But instead he was forced into unpaid labor on Lake Volta.

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A boy sits on an old sofa in a garbage dump.

Scrappers: 15 Photos of Life on a Landfill

Many Compassion-assisted families make their living on the garbage dumps. They don’t have much, but they do have determination, grit and enormous courage to do anything in order to provide for their families.

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Shunammite woman: A woman wearing a green head scarf holds a smiling boy wearing a green shirt in her arms.

The Shunammite Woman’s Faith

This devotion about Elisha and the Shunammite woman by one of our staff at Compassion Ghana will inspire you to muster up faith when faced with tragedy!

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Traditions of Ghana: Warrior King

Ghana Traditions: Culture, Customs and Society

Until its independence, Ghana was known as the Gold Coast. It was renamed Ghana, meaning “Warrior King,” to reflect the ancient Ghana Empire that flourished in West Africa during the 10th century.

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A girl who was trapped inside by a Ghana superstition wears a light blue sweatshirt and patterned dress smiles, standing next to a column in front of a black and white wall.

Trapped Inside for 8 Years, Sabina Is Now Free

Because of a superstition in her community in Ghana, this sweet girl was never allowed outside — for the first eight years of her life. Sabina wasn’t able to go to school, make friends or attend any public gatherings. Learn what the superstition was — and how sponsorship is ensuring children like Sabina are known, loved and protected!

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Thank You for Loving and Protecting 2 Million Children

Thank You for Loving and Protecting 2 Million Children

There are now 2 MILLION children being loved and protected in over 7,000 local churches in 25 countries around the world! And it’s all because of YOU!

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She's Aspiring to be a Coder Who Inspires People

She’s Aspiring to Be a Coder Who Inspires People

Georgina overcame the effects that poverty and illiteracy had on her community to become a coder with big ideas to help other children like her to succeed.

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The Story of Noah and His Hearts

The Remarkable Boy With More Than One Heart

Noah, a young boy in Ghana, felt like his chest was ripping. His heart wasn’t working properly and he needed God to make a way for him.

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How Is Easter Important to a Teen in Poverty?

We asked these four teens in Ghana about how they celebrate Easter and the importance of Jesus Christ in their lives. You’ll love their answers!

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