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We offer innovative entrepreneurship development/skills training programme in collaboration with Tume Integrated Empowerment College (www.tiecollege.com) and other stakeholders’ to potential migrants, returnees, school dropouts and non-formal/informal business men/women lettered/unlettered community members in the languages they understand best to enable them to become leading entrepreneurs, change-makers, business industry holders, inventors, corporate partners and ecosystem players towards sustainable community development. RECFAM PROGRAM.
AfriPride Sanitary Pads (formerly Pride Pad) are biodegradable, accessible, affordable, and quality sanitary pads for school girls and women in rural and peri-urban impoverished communities. Women are empower at every stage in the process through job creation, leadership training, education and social entrepreneurship. (Read more www.pridepadghana.org).
RECFAM has launched creative synergy innovations with regional affiliated organizations in Nine (9) ECOWAS countries on the impact of COVID-19 on migration and mobility to identify and replicate best practical protection on migrants/refugees towards national/transnational development. In order to adequately respond to this problem, these efforts have been supported by network campaigns in partnership with The Marketing Heaven. The regional affiliated organizations are in Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, The Gambia and still counting.
A 15-year-old girl who was compelled to marry to pay for the cost of her father’s funeral has been rescued by RECFAM. Grace (not her real name) was rescued along with 83 other girls from child marriage in Kpassa at Oti Region.
RECFAM is partnering with Network of African Organizations for Migration and Development (NAOMID) to create multi-level involvement of various actors at national and transnational level to builds synergies between the network and participating countries for sustainable solutions on irregular migration, human vulnerability/exploitation (www.naomid.org).
RECFAM’s Pride Sanitary Pads won SAG-SEED Award in 2017 – an annual Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies sponsored by European Union and supported by UNNDP and others.
RECFAM in partnership with the Canada and Ghana governments, and the Ghana Police Service, aimed at identifying victims, rescue and support them to regain their rights.
RECFAM in partnership with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) educate and sensitize the public on the dangers of illegal migration.
A nationwide education campaign aimed at combating irregular migration and human trafficking has been launched in Accra with a call on the youth to be mindful of such migration. A statement signed by Mr Alfred Nsodu Mbinglo, Executive Director, Research and Counseling Foundation of African Migrant (RECFAM), called on the youth to look out for people who claim they have power to help them travel abroad.
RECFAM has bemoaned the rising incidence of forced and child marriages in the country and called for closer collaboration between civil society organizations and the various public institutions to combat the menace.
31 trafficked children rescued and reintegrated with families and given educational scholarships by RECFAM
The Research and Counseling Foundation for African Migrants, (RECFAM), a non-governmental organization fighting child trafficking in the sub-region has given educational scholarships to 31 trafficked children from the Zabzugu and Tatale-Sanguli districts in the Northern Region.
Mr Alfred Mbinglo, Director for Research and Counseling, RECFAM, noted that children as young as ten years had been pushed into early or forced marriages, depriving them of their rights to education and dignity. RECFAM appealed to parents to seek the welfare and security of children especially girls instead of forcing them into early marriages.