Dreams of education fly away for Ghana’s working kids

by Albert Oppong-Ansah

Musah Razark Adams, 13, (r) shows the sling shot that he uses to hit birds with when he works in a local rice field. Adams and his brother, Seidu, 15, (l) work to so that they can pay for school materials and levies. Photo: Albert Oppong-Ansah/IPS

WUBA, Northern Ghana, May 30 2013 (IPS) – It is a school day but 13-year-old Musah Razark Adams, a Grade 5 primary school pupil in Wuba, northern Ghana, is standing in a rice field wielding a “koglung” – a sling shot to hit birds with.