What we do

The first contact to the children always takes place on the streets. Either our social workers approach them directly or they come into our Drop-In Centre to recover from the daily struggles of life on the streets. Some of them stay with us, live in one of our assisted living homes and attend schools. Other children are supported by CFC while living with their families. And there are those, who are being accompanied by us on their path to independence while completing vocational training. In this section you can find out about our different fields of work.

 

Children reunited

Read about how we reintegrate children into their families and how we accompany them on their path to independence.

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Youth

Even after school we accompany our protégés and support them while entering a career path.

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Facts

There are more than 90.000 STREET CHILDREN in ACCRA. Roughly HALF of them are GIRLS. 3/4 of the street children originate from OUTSIDE of ACCRA They left their families in SEARCH of MONEY and WORK. 5% of the street children were already BORN ON THE STREETS. 40% dropped OUT OF SCHOOL, 60% have NEVER VISITED one. STREET BOYS work mainly as CARRIER, WASTE PICKERS, SHOE SHINE BOYS or CAR WASHERS. STREET GIRLS often sell WATER, FOOD and in some cases also their BODIES. Census on Street Children, 2011

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Streetchildren

Learn more about the fate of Accra’s street children and read some of their personal experience reports

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Who we are

Here you can get to know Chance for Children a bit better and get insights into our organisation and its structure.

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News/Media

Get informed about all the latest developments, what the media reports on us as well as upcoming events.

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