Finding Refuge was started in 2010 by a group of students from Semester at Sea, after an inspiring visit to the nonprofit City of Refuge in Ghana. The City of Refuge is an organization that rescues child slaves from the Lake Volta region. The faces and stories of the children at the City of Refuge moved us to create Finding Refuge, a 501c3,which exists to support City of Refuge in their quest to put an end to child slavery in Ghana. In the words of City of Refuge's logo, we exist to motivate, educate, and liberate.

Ultimately, we wish to LIBERATE all the children enslaved on Lake Volta. Upon rescuing the children from Lake Volta, it is City of Refuge's ultimate goal to reunite the children with their family. Once a child is rescued the City of Refuge will support the mother with one years rent, and pay for the schooling of her kids for as long as they wish to be enrolled. If reunification of the family is impossible, the child finds a home at City of Refuge's Freedom Center, where they are given back the childhood they were so wrongfully robbed.

  • We Won!

    Hey Everyone! The University of San Diego Center for Peace and Commerce has recently awarded us the 2012 Southern California Entrepreneur for Social Change award! We were selected out of ten organizations including AidChild, Nika Water, Just Like My Child, and Pure Avida Bracelets. This is a trem...

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  • Social Enterpreneur Project of the Year

    Finding Refuge could use your help on Facebook! A student has decided to feature Finding Refuge in a contest for Social Entrepreneur Project of the year through University of San Diego's Center for Peace and Commerce. The winner will be recognized with a distinctive award honor, and this will he...

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  • Congratulations!

    It has been just a little over a year since we achieved our 501c3 status and as time rolls by, our little nonprofit seems to be growing and growing. We’ve been sprouting up chapters, connections with universities, working on our apparel and design, reworking our vision, editing our website, and ju...

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