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Baptist Vocational Training Center Graduation ceremony. Over 300 women have graduated and Rovaughna has counseled over 140 girls and taught Business Development Skills to many more. 

Heal Victims of Trokosi: Slavery in Ghana

American Baptist - International Ministries (IM) partnered with The Baptist Vocational Training Center (BVTC) founded by The Ghana Baptist Convention to rescue the victims of this inhumane practice. The center offers a 3 year vocational program for victims and disadvantaged girls.  Over 300 young women have graduated with their specialized skill and continue the need for reintegration into society, guidance and support as entrepreneurs and citizens.  

That's where the After-Care Program comes in! 


For the first time, BVTC expanded the program to meet the need for psychological rehabilitation in 2016. Rovaughna Richardson, was endorsed by IM and served as an onsite Social Worker and instructor for 5 years, 2 of which were in Accra in which Rovaughna developed the After-Care Program.  Both at the Center and in Accra the focus is to help young women address their mental and emotional wounds to better ensure their ability to sustain sound emotional and mental health and business skills though weekly in-person counseling, eCounseling, monthly workshops and seminars and Self-discovery and Heritage trips through the After-Care Program.  


Your help is needed to continue this quest and to offer this much needed expansion of mental health, advocacy and business development skills services. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.