Our Story

Street-connected children shall experience love and security and receive an education.

Amon Kotey, Co-founder

The Chance for Children (CFC) story began in 1999 when Amon Kotey’s family opened their doors to welcome the first neighborhood children. This simple wooden structure became the first small-scale drop-in centre in La, a coastal town located within Accra.

With the support and encouragement of families, friends, and like-minded people in Switzerland and Ghana, whose passion and aspiration to give children the chance they deserve, the first major achievement came with the construction of the first boys’ home in Hebron, a small village on the outskirts of Accra in 2001. This was followed by the completion of the drop-in centre in Jamestown in 2008 and a girls’ home in Hebron in 2011. Culminating in 2020 with the opening of two new branches in Kumasi and Tamale, our dream became a reality.

The current infrastructure offers street-connected children a place of refuge, learning, and security every day. Under the direction of Daniela, Amon, and Awuley, and with the support of a passionate team of over 60 individuals, including social workers, caregivers, teachers, and psychologists, CFC reaches hundreds of children and families every month.

Today, CFC’s work and commitment, rooted in its mission to empower street-connected children and families in Ghana to have dignified lives, remain as strong as ever.