100% for The Children has applied for money towards a new project - and we got them! That is why we are publishing a photobook throughout the country, which also serves as material for teaching of social science students and lectures alike, at Copenhagen University College.
POSITION is a contribution towards changing the stereotypical narrative of children in a marginalized situation. The children in the book live on the streets, at the market, at a bus station, at a landfill and in simple sheds in Accra, Ghana. They are poor, many of them have only the most basic knowledge of school or none, the majority have lost at least one parent or have been evicted from home. But all of the 15 children see themselves as capable people with resources, skills, ambitions and strong values.
The book was created in collaboration with the children. They have chosen where they would like to be photographed, and they have discussed their own conditions, challenges, and opportunities in preparation for the book, and how they relate to the Global Goals, focusing on girls 'and boys' consistently different situations and the fact that almost all of them are migrants. They travelled from villages or all the way from the neighboring country Togo to the capital of Ghana to find work, earn money and finance their schooling. The children's migration stories can be found on the last pages of the book.