Strong individuals make up an even stronger team
At the moment there are 60 Ghanaian women and men working for Chance for Children. In addition three Europeans as well as alternating interns are part of the CFC team. All staff members have appropriate qualifications and are specialised in their respective field of expertise. CFC is keen on fair working conditions, adequate social benefits and proper wages. Additionally CFC is being actively supported by numerous volunteers both in Ghana and in Switzerland.
Portrait of the three directors
Daniela Rüdisüli Sodjah (1973)
Daniela originates from Gommiswald in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. After graduating from school she studied to become a teacher. In 1997 she was in Accra for an internship and worked for the Red Cross (ICRC) in the north of Ghana until 1998. She returned to Switzerland for a while, where she worked as a teacher and started to study theology. But her experiences in Ghana drew her back to that place. Since October 1999 she has been dedicated to Chance for Children full-time. Today she is living in Accra with her husband and two children.
Amon Kotey (1974)
Amon was born in Accra. Early on in his childhood years he lost his father and was raised by family members, as his mother couldn’t provide for the family of seven. After graduating from primary school and JSS, he lived with his grandmother and contributed to the family’s income by selling mussels to tourists. In 1994 and 1995 he learned how to build drums at Accra’s Cultural Centre, produced them himself thereon and shared the profits with others. As he knew the situation of the street children first-handed, he wanted to get involved in that area. After meeting Daniela in 1997 the two of them began to turn their ideas into reality step by step.
Daniel Awuley Nartey (1980)
Daniel was born in Accra into a family of seven and shared a single room with all of them. His association with CFC started through a friendship with his neighbours – Amon and his family. When Amon started making drums to support street children, Awuley joined as a volunteer drum maker. Later on he left for university from which he graduated with a degree in Economics and Geography. In 2006 Amon and Daniela invited him to share their dream in helping street children in Accra, an invitation he gladly accepted. Since 2013 he has been directing CFC together with Amon and Daniela.
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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