Our Human Trafficking Initiative
Engage Now Africa employs a multi-faceted approach to rescue vulnerable individuals from human trafficking in Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda, and the Middle East.
In Ghana, ENA collaborates with local communities, law enforcement, and NGOs to identify and rescue trafficking victims, offering them immediate support and a path toward rehabilitation. In Ethiopia, ENA focuses on preventative measures, conducting awareness campaigns and educational programs to empower communities and reduce the risk of human trafficking. In Uganda, ENA’s efforts involve partnering with shelters and safe houses, providing a haven for rescued individuals while offering counseling, vocational training, and reintegration support into society.
In all cases, ENA actively cooperates with international agencies and local authorities working to dismantle trafficking networks and secure the release of trafficked men, women, and children.
DEDICATED TO THE ERADICATION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
“There is a need for all members of society, including political leaders, local stakeholders, and governments, to stand up and help fight against child labor, child trafficking, and other modern slavery-related issues.”
–-Lydia Ohenewa, ENA Social Worker
Partnerships expand and scale our success! As part of our approach to combating human trafficking, we collaborate with government institutions mandated by legislation to handle cases involving human trafficking and forced labor in Ethiopia and Ghana. Our partnerships include The Departments of Social Welfare, Ghana’s Police Service, the Attorney General’s Office, and other Non-Governmental Organizations to create internal and external alliances to fight all forms of human trafficking.
HIGHLIGHT A HERO
“We extend our deepest gratitude to our dedicated team, partners, volunteers, and donors who have been instrumental in the success of our mission. Together, we continue to make strides in the fight against human trafficking.”
–Dr. Lynette Gay, ENA Chairwoman
RESCUE HERO AWARD
ENA’s House of Hope
Mike and Joyce Murray and Glen and Shelena Way
ENA’s team of professionals is committed to empowering survivors as they progress on their path to healing, self-sufficiency, and societal reintegration.
ENA and key partners began constructing the Hope Transitional Shelter in 2022. This one-of-a-kind facility in Suhum, Ghana, will provide 40 survivors with a crucial haven and rehabilitative space to recover from their physical, emotional, and psychological trauma.
The Hope Shelter will provide comprehensive services such as counseling, medical care, vocational training, and life skills development. Our goal is to play a pivotal role in disrupting the cycle of exploitation, aiding survivors in reclaiming control over their lives, and fostering their success for a promising and secure future.
LIVES IMPACTED BY OUR RESCUE INITIATIVES
Engage Today in the Rescue
Engage today to help prevent thousands of people from being trafficked.
“Rescuing young children is not just an act of compassion, but a responsibility we all share as a society. I believe that every child deserves a chance to have a safe, healthy, and happy life. By rescuing children, we are not only saving them from immediate danger but also providing them with an opportunity to grow and contribute to the world in the future.”
–Lydia Ohenewa, ENA Social Worker
Deborah was rescued from a fishing village and underwent rehabilitation with ENA’s rehabilitation partners. Since 2018, Deborah has been enrolled in Mother Theresa Girls’ School. Her teachers say that she actively contributes to class discussions and ranks 4th among 36 students. She is an inspiring case of resilience and the transformative power of education.
Isaac was rescued from a fishing village in Ghana and underwent rehabilitation with ENA’s rehabilitation partner. Isaac is currently enrolled at District Assembly ‘A’ Primary School, kindergarten level one and ranks as one of the top ten students in a class of 36, according to his teacher.
Benjamin was rescued from a fishing village in Ghana and underwent rehabilitation with ENA’s rehabilitation partners. He is currently enrolled at the District Assembly ‘A’ Primary School and is thriving in his new environment.
Grace was rescued from a fishing village in Ghana and underwent rehabilitation with ENA’s rehabilitation partner. Grace is currently enrolled at Mother Theresa Girls’ School in Kindergarten class one. Her teachers observe that Grace has a desire to not only learn but excel in her academic endeavors.
Olivia was rescued from a fishing village in Ghana and underwent rehabilitation with one of ENA’s rehabilitation partners. Olivia is currently enrolled in junior high at Mother Theresa Girls’ School. Teachers and friends described her excellent student with a promising academic potential in her future.
Evans was rescued from a fishing village in Ghana and underwent rehabilitation with ENA’s rehabilitation partner. Evans is enrolled at District Assembly ‘A’ Primary School primary level one and ranks second in his class of 40 students.
Daniel was rescued from a fishing village in Ghana and underwent rehabilitation with ENA’s rehabilitation partners. Daniel is enrolled at Zion ‘C’ Primary School, Primary 2. His teachers indicate that he very much interested in school and has the potential to excel further with proper mentoring.
Abigail was rescued from a fishing village in Ghana and underwent rehabilitation at ENA’s rehabilitation partner. Abi is currently enrolled at Mother Theresa Girls’ School, primary level three, where her teachers proudly announce she ranks third in her class of 42.