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Ghana Missionary: Rovaughna E. Richardson
Rovaughna E. Richardson of Charlotte, North Carolina has been appointed as an American Baptist International Ministries (IM) Missionary. She is serving in Ghana, Africa at the Baptist Vocational Training Center in partnership with the Ghana Baptist Convention. As an IM missionary, Rovaughna began her 5 year term in October 2016. She is developing a social work program and providing counseling for young women who have been rescued, released or escaped from a life of forced labor, sexual and physical abuse and social isolation. These girls, usually between the age of 5 and 12, are given to the gods as pardon for an offense committed by another family member and serve as a slave to the shrine priest for the rest of their life. The practice, called Trokosi, was made illegal in Ghana in 1998 but government enforcement has been limited.
Rovaughna, a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, holds a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling and a Master of Arts specializing in Human Development and Family Studies from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She also has an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the same University. She enjoys running, swimming and spending time with friends and family.
To learn more about about Rovaughna and the work being done in Ghana email her directly at: Rovaughna@gmail.com or go http://www.internationalministries.org/teams/744-richardson or blog at: www.RovaughnaRichardson.com