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June 12, 2019

Volunteers Lauren Tilley and Bailey Chitty Rescued by Ghanaian Police

12.06.19 Early this morning Lauren Tilley and Bailey Chitty were rescued by Ghanaian police. They are safe and both the police and Government of Ghana are ensuring the young women’s protection in Ghana. The parents of both youth women have been in contact with their daughters and at this time wish to express their extreme gratitude to the Ghanaian police, the Ghanaian Government and the Canadian Government for all their support and actions throughout this extremely difficult time. Bailey and Lauren are receiving emotional and psychological support from professionals as they travel home. Medical reports are that they are both physically unhurt. At this time we are unable to comment on the police actions, the rescue or the perpetrators of the abduction.

We kindly ask all media to respect the families’ privacy. Youth Challenge International and Canada World Youth have been closely supporting the families throughout and will be the point of contact for all media enquiries, please visit www.yci.org and www.canadaworldyouth.org

As you will appreciate we are receiving a large volume of requests and kindly ask that you contact the following for all enquiries.

Media Enquiries: info@yci.org

 

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About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (#118973999RR0001).

Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336, mmcgee@cwy-jcm.org.

Interviews and information (photos available):

Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336
mmcgee@cwy-jcm.org