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September 11, 2003

A Brighter Light

On September 11, while we remember a tragic day, it is good to remember that there are good things happening as well.

One of those things is happening in Ghana.

Scores of children sold by their parents to fishermen in Ghana are to be reunited with their families on Thursday.

The children - some absent for up to 10 years - were freed as part of a scheme by the humanitarian International Organisation of Migration (IOM), which is helping the fishermen with equipment and business loans.

The horrors of slavery still haunt the world, and organizations like the IOM continually fight against the practice. While thousands of boys will still be remain slaves to those fishermen, nearly two hundred will be going free.

It is worthwhile to celebrate the small victories and remain committed to the greater cause.

Read the story.

Posted by zombyboy at September 11, 2003 04:49 PM
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