Survival instead of playing

According to a UNICEF-study there are more than 300 million street children worldwide. In the region Greater Accra alone over 60’000 children are living on the streets, as an official report notes. For these street children daily life consists of a constant struggle for survival. They search polluted garbage dumps for metal parts, which they can sell for a few coins. They sleep without any protection sometimes right next to traffic-laden streets. They eat irregularly and mostly unhealthy.


Violence, drugs and sexual abuse are part of these children’s daily routine. A lack of hygiene often leads to infection with diseases and makes it harder to cure them. Without a chance to complete or even attend school, the perspective for these young people looks very grim.


It is the goal of Chance for Children to enable some of these street children to live a more dignified life and to provide them with a more positive perspective.






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.  


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


Some impressions of our 
20th anniversary event in

More photos here



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