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.
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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