In early 2011 a Melbourne photographer, Tom Goldner, conducted a photographic study documenting the daily lives of communities in the Lake Volta region of Africa's Ghana. Here Tom was confronted by the horrific reality of child trafficking, with impoverished families selling their young children to work as slaves on fishing boats under the most deplorable of conditions. These children are not adequately fed, and have no access to medical attention or education. Frequently, they do not grow to adulthood.
Tom's photography creates awareness surrounding social justice and also supports vulnerable Ghanaian communities, prevents trafficking and raises community awareness in Ghana through training seminars which reveal the truth of what is happening to their children once they are sold to the fishermen.
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