Drop-In Centre

 

Refuge from the struggle to survive

In July 2015 we could open our new Drop-In Cebtre in Abossey Okai. Up to 45 children can recover from the daily struggle for survival here. They receive a hot meal, medicinal and psychological counselling and the opportunity to attend educational classes as well as handcraft workshops. In addition they can wash their clothes, relax or simply play with peers in a carefree setting, a luxury they don’t often get to experience.

 

In this compound located in Accra there are social workers and educators present at all times to look after the children properly. That way we can support the street children according to their specific situation and develop short- and long-term perspectives with them. Only after we have gotten to know a child at the Drop-In Centre well enough, we visit their relatives and look for the best solution: This can be to reintegrate the child into his/her family, welcome it in one of our homes, redirect it to another NGO or place it in a foster family. We discuss each single case with the social welfare, who finally takes the decision.

 

 

 

News

Daniela is in Switzerland till end of August and is looking forward to sharing more about the situation of street children in Ghana and CFC’s positive impact in their lives.  For event details, click here.  

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Watch our new video
“20 years empowering
street children”:

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Some impressions of our 
20th anniversary event in
Gommiswald:

More photos here

 

Milestones

1999: Registration as International NGO

2000: Support of children in the family house of Amon in La

2001: Construction and occupation of the Boys Home in Hebron

2002: Construction of drum and wood workshop in Hebron

2005: House in La becomes the Girls Home, House Hebron becomes Boys Home.

2008: Inauguration of Drop-In Centre in Jamestown

2009: Opening of Girls’ Home in Jamestown

2011: Opening of Girls’ Home in Hebron

2012: Opening of second Girls’ Home in Hebron

2013: Opening of third Girls’ Home in Hebron

2014: 15th anniversary of Chance for Children

2015: Opening of the new Drop-In Centre in Abossey Okai

2017: Focus on reintegration of children

2019: Formation of Foundation Chance for Children