Afro-Chinese Children, Chinese Miners Ghana, Galamsey Pikins, Ghana, News, Pidgin, Race, World -

Chinese Miners Are Leaving Their Mixed Children Behind In Ghana

Afro-Chinese Children, Chinese Miners Ghana, Galamsey Pikins, Ghana, News, Pidgin, Race, World -

Chinese Miners Are Leaving Their Mixed Children Behind In Ghana

Ghana Galamsey pikins

You know say Chinese miners leave behind ‘galamsey’ children for Ghana?Meet Ghana’s Galamsey pikins wey demma Chinese fathers lef behindhttps://bbc.in/2GWc2F7

Posted by BBC News Pidgin on Thursday, April 12, 2018

The environmental impact of Ghana’s “galamsey'” gold mining is something everyone talks about, but what often slips from public consciousness is the psychological impact on young galamsey children left behind by Chinese miners. Galamsey is a local Ghanaian term that means to “gather and sell them” referencing the illegal mining trade.

When Chinese miners come to Ghana, many of them fathered children with local women while working and living in the West African country, BBC Pidgin reported. Once the government began cracking down on the illegal mining, however, the Chinese miners fled, leaving their racially-mixed children behind.

What then becomes of their lives? What kind of healthcare do they receive? And how do they fare without their fathers?

BBC Pidgin reporter Favour Nunoo traveled through Ghana to speak with some of these abandoned children to get a better idea of their experience.

*The above video is in Pidgin, a grammatically simplified form of communication between two groups who don’t share a common language.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Bus Crash Horror: 1 child dead and 40 people hurt on youth football trip
BENTON, Ark. (AP) — A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday in central Arkan...
Read More
Black Hair Matters: The Affirmative Power of Politicians Like Ayanna Pressley and Stacey Abrams
When Ayanna Pressley got her Senegalese twists done for the first time about three years ago, it was a moment of affi...
Read More
Freshen Up Your Board Game Collection With This One-Day Amazon Sale
It’s not quite as jam-packed as Amazon’s Black Friday board game sale, but their 12 Days of Deals strategy game sale ...
Read More
It’s an Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl rematch: Alcorn State vs. N.C. A&T Braves win SWAC title and and now bring their high-powered offense to bowl game
Well, it’s all set. The matchup for the Dec. 15 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in Atlanta is actually a rematch: ...
Read More

Tags