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Hold My Hand Documentaries

Lost Childhood – The story of the children of Agbogbloshie

HMH documentary

The Agbogbloshie market is one of Ghana’s biggest slum communities. A visit to the place reveals the dehumanizing conditions people are living in. The crime rate in the slum has earned it the name Sodom and Gomorrah. Sanitation in the slum is very bad and the dump site close to the slump is believed to one of the most toxic ...

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Free Range – The threat of open defecation

HMH documentary

Sanitation is a major problem in Ghana. A recent cholera outbreak in Accra has claimed 45 lives and affected over 5000 others. Reports indicate that one person has died and about 25 other cases of cholera recorded in Kumasi. One of the main challenges when it comes to preventing diseases is access to toilet facilities. In rural communities across Ghana, ...

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Enslaved Wives of Wa: How the dowry is destroying marriages

HMH documentary

Marriage is a very important ceremony in every community in Ghana. The requirements for marriage differs from ethnic group to ethnic group. The dowry (or bride price), which is an amount a prospective groom pays to the brides family has become the source of sorrow for many would-be couples. In some part of the power-plagued Upper West region of Ghana, ...

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Achimota Lands – Challenges with land ownership in Ghana

HMH documentary

Land acquisition leading to prolonged litigation is a major challenge faced by developers and institutions in the country. There have been instances where one piece of land has been sold to several people. Surprisingly, all most of the people manage to produce documentation to prove ownership. Some people sometimes employ land guards to protect the said piece of land. Some ...

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Education in Cape Coast – The challenges and the falling standards

HMH documentary

The Central Region of Ghana is one of the poorest in the country. Among the many challenges is the falling standards of education at the basic level. The regional capital, Cape Coast, is largely a fishing community with an estimated population of 170,00 people. Cape Coast is historically known as the citadel of Ghanaian education and has most of the ...

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Priscilla Must Marry – Societal pressure on marriage

HMH documentary

Is there a rule of thumb for getting married at a certain age? Most young Ghanaian women are pressured by their family, friends and the society at large to get married when they are in their late 20’s. The pressure usually leads to most of these women hastily getting into relationships that later do not necessarily make them happy. Some ...

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Motherhood in Childhood – How teenagers have become mothers

HMH documentary

Statistics from the Ghana health service show a significant rise in the figures for teenage pregnancy every year. In 2013, the Ghana health service reported an alarming figure of seven hundred and fifty thousand pregnancy cases of girls between ages fifteen (15) and nineteen (19). The Central Region from 1993 remained the region with the highest figures of pregnant teenagers ...

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Motherhood in Childhood

Teenage pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy figures for the past four years have not seen much of a significant reduction. The figures are even more frightening in rural communities questioning the future of most teenage girls in the country. In this hold my documentary “MOTHERHOOD IN CHILDHOOD the reporter explores the causes and consequences of teenage pregnancy in a small village called Gomoa Akorsti ...

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Report on land encroachment

HMH documentary

Land acquisition leading to prolonged litigation is a major challenge facing the country. There have been instances where one piece of land has been sold to several people. Surprisingly, all these people claim to have legal documentation to prove ownership Some people sometimes employ land guards to protect the said piece of land . Some of these land guards resort ...

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Fallen standards of education -The CapeCoast Story

HMH documentary

Cape Coast, is largely a fishing community with an estimated population of 170,00 people. Cape Coast is synonymous with educational excellence and boasts of some of the Senior High Schools in the country. The standards of education has however fallen in the city due to students’ lack of interest in basic education. Most students have reportedly abandoned school to engage ...

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