15 May 2020
This week Cheshe and Banvim, two communities nearby Tamale, in the north of Ghana, participated in a hygiene workshop organized by our local team. We provided them with a donation of veronica buckets, soap, face masks and hand sanitizers. We wish everybody to make use of the items, apply everything learnt and stay safe!
06 April 2020
Together against COVID-19
Food Sharing Program for Street- Connected Children
The Rebecca Foundation, Ghana’s First Lady’s foundation, made a generous donation of rice, meat, oil and tomato paste to cook for the children on the street amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This contributed to our Food Sharing Program, which we started on April 1st in Accra and in Kumasi in collaboration with other NGOs.
Helpline for Street-Connected Children
Street-connected children can contact local key persons who live in our area or work. These people own a phone through which the children can reach our street team at any time.
Great program for our kids in our homes
19 employees are currently living with our children in our homes in Hebron. We have put in have a great and varied program for them including workshops, activities, lessons, etc.
Follow-up calls for children and families
Since we are currently unable to visit the children who are being supported within their family, we have set up a system to ensure that they are doing well by contacting the children, parents and local key people in the communities.
2 January 2020
On 2 January 2020 we opened a new branch in Kumasi and another one in Tamale. Three social workers work in each office, visit the children on the street, their families and communities from where children leave. The team should be able to empower 45 street-connected children and families yearly in each region.
23 November 2019
A wonderful, colourful, sporty charity event for young and old! Many thanks to all runners! Many thanks to all donors, the entire staff and all children of the German Swiss International School as well as of CFC, who contributed to the success of today’s charity event “Fun and Run 4 Street children”! We all had a lot of fun and raised money to give more street-connected children and their families a real chance for a new perspective in life- an amazing day!
20 September 2019
On 20 September 2019, CFC held an Anniversary Celebration at the residential home in Hebron. The event was a joyful occasion that featured speeches from Directors, Mrs. Daniela Rüdisüli Sodjah, Mr. Daniel Awuley Nartey, Mr. Amon Kotey, the Swiss Ambassador H. E Mr. Philip Stalder (who attended with his wife, Susanna and their two daughters), the Chief of Hebron, Mr. Nii John Torto 1, the head of Department of Social Welfare, Mr. Nonah, the wife of the German Ambassador, Mrs. Nathalie Retzlaf, and Dr. Heike Drechsel-Attah of a partner organization Kinder Paradise. The programme also consisted of drumming, dancing, and a drama performance by some of our children, all designed to give the audience a glimpse into the life transformation that has occurred in the lives of so many children through CFC. The event also featured an art installation with photography by Nana Kofi Acquah designed to highlight the sharp contrast between the harsh realities for street connected children in Accra and the playful opportunities they experience at our Drop-In Centre.
16 February 2019
With many friends and supporters of Chance for Children we celebrated our 20th anniversary event in Gommiswald on February 16, 2019. It was a wonderful evening with African rhythms, joyful get-togethers and time to look into the past, present and future of Chance for Children. Many thanks to all visitors for attending and to all helpers for their support.
We are happy to share a few impressions of this unforgettable evening:
Our CHRISTMAS PRODUCTS are ready to order! Together with the kids of Chance for Children we have produced beautiful recycled and handmade Christmas products. You can order them online with the reply card below.
18 September 2018
Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra supports CFC, committing to social responsibility
Since 2015, the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra has been supporting Chance for Children in diverse ways. Not only are a group of our children invited to their Christmas Tree Lighting celebration every year, but also donations received during the successful campaign “A kilo of kindness” last year were presented to Chance for Children. CFC expresses their sincere gratitude to the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel for every support and for the continuous collaborations in the future.
13 September 2018
Collaboration with the printing press “dieUmweltDruckerei” in Hannover, Germany
We are very pleased about the collaboration with the company dieUmweltDruckerei!
Together we help street children in Accra to live a self-determined life, away from the electrical waste in Sodom. The team of dieUmweltDruckerei was on-site and got to know the disastrous circumstances at the electro and metal dump in Agbogbloshie (Sodom). On their Blog you can get more information about it: Field Report Sodom (in German)
12 April 2018
International Day for Street Children
We were celebrating the International Day for Street Children. We took part in a program held by the Department of Social Welfare in Agbogbloshie. Our street workers were creating awareness about the situation of street-connected children in Accra. Our social workers in our Drop-In Centre and in our home in Hebron were teaching our children about the rights of street-connected children. We made this day a memorable day for all the children on the streets. Their rights cannot be ignored!
Chance for Children wishes you a blessed, joyful, colourful and sunny year 2018 with lots of enriching new friends!
Currently 61 children are living in our homes in Hebron
They are all doing well, are going to school and are enjoying their playtime on the weekends. One boy was reunited with his family this month. We are very happy for him and wish him all the best!
Congratulations to you three!! Well done, we are very proud of you!!! Three of our young men graduated today successfully! Two of them completed SHS, one of them became a driver. They all made an impressive way. We know that they have the energy, lots of abilities and the right values to go through life! We wish them all the best, lots of sunny, happy days and lots of strength for the difficult hours.
Laura, Freda, Rebecca, Zak and Seth took part in a very interesting training at the PHZ from 9th May till 12th May 2017.
On Saturday they enjoyed a day playing Minigolf with some wonderful friends of CFC. Thanks to you all for your support!
International Day of Street Children
12th of April, today is the International Day of Street Children!
Eight of our social workers went to different areas in Accra and educated people on the righs of street children.
We also held a special program for over 100 street children. They enjoyed different games as well as a delicious lunch!
The children in our home baked cookies for them!!! Let’s stand with street children- not only today but also in the future!
A special birthday gift
The first lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, 12th March 2017, joined us in Hebron to celebrate her 66th birthday with a donation of food items among others.The children were so happy, prayed, danced and spoke so confidently. We are deeply grateful.
The joy of the children in being together and playing together is wonderful. May we nourish their joy and energy so that they can continue to have the strength to build a new life perspective step by step.
Beside the kids we work with on the street, in our Drop In Centre and in our homes, we support 43 kids in their families. The families are living in different parts of Ghana. 3 social workers are visiting the families on a monthly basis, spend time with them, guide and assist them.
Comfort takes care of the major part of the families!
In the name of all our kids we thank you for your generous support during the year 2016! Thanks for everything you did to assist 150 street children in building up a new life perspective! We are deeply grateful!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Walk for street children!
Come and join us on Sat, 5th November for the “Walk for street children!” Our entire staff and hopefully many friends and supporters will walk together! We want to have fun, want to create awareness and raise funds for our kids! We start 6.30 am at Lincoln Community School in Apelenkpe.
See you there!
Let’s build together!
8 apprentices and 2 supervisors of Merck Germany stayed with us for one week and built a garage for our buses, did some electrical connections, paintings, gave some donations…..we are really grateful! Thanks to Merck Germany and their 10 amazing workers!
On Thursday, 1st September 16 our kids in Hebron were watching the solar eclipse. Unfortunately, the clouds were covering the spectacle, but the kids still enjoyed the fancy glasses!
On Friday, 12th August, Mr. Musah Sallah and Mrs Betty Stürmer had a great Paperbag Workshop with the kids in our Drop-In Centre. They really enjoyed creating these art pieces! Come and see the exhibition of these bags and many more things at the Chale Wote Street Art Festival in James Town on the 20th and 21st August 2016.
Middle of March three proffessors of the “Zurich University of Teacher Education” visit us in Ghana. We learnt a lot through their diverse workers trainings and had a lot of fun together. We will apply our new skills in favour of the children. Thanks you!
Workers Fun Day
This year we spent an inspiring fun day at Rufus Parc. It was a great, sportive, connecting, funny day for all of us! Our team spirt was and is high! May we all continue to work with lots of energy, professionalism, love and passion for our kids!
Awuley visited our children whom we are supporting in the northern region of Ghana, in Sandema and Tamale, five in total. He visited them both at home and in school. Awuley is very happy to report that he met all of them in good health and they are all very motivated to go to school.
and Happy New Year from all of us, Chance for Children.
Inauguration ceremony of the new Drop-In Centre at the new location in Abossey Okai
On 19th November 2015 we celebrated the official opening of our Drop-In Centre at the new location in Abossey Okai. It was a big success:
Our children were drumming and dancing, official speeches were given by the Swiss Ambassador and the Ghanaian authorities, project presentation, demonstration of our handicraft production, tour through the premises, sales, media coverage and much more … .
May this house offer many more street children the opportunity to develop a new perspective of
In August our children from the Homs’s enjoyed a great programme with varous activities like excursions to the sea and harbour, sports, visits of relatives and internships.
By now all the children have started school again.
New Drop-In Centre in Abossey Okai
50 kids enjoyed the opening day of our new Drop-In Centre yesterday ( 2nd July 2015)!
What a blessed place! We at happy children faces, the beautiful colors of the building and our very engaged workers! We thank all of you who made it possible that we can give street children such a wonderful place to rest, to meet social workers, to wash, to take a bath, to learn and to build up new life perspectives!
Happy New Year!
Preparing beautiful crafts to be sold at our next bazaars in November and December this year.
The children enjoy our new summer hut and expanded playground in Hebron.
Long vacation for the kids in our Hebron homes! We enjoyed a lot of fun- and learning- activities, including an excursion to Kakum National Park (rain forest).
Congratulation! Three young Ghanaian have successfully completed their vocational training (arts, refrigeration technician and home economics). We wish you all the very best for your future.
15 year anniversary booklet
On the occasion of CFC’s 15 year anniversary we have put together a special booklet for you.
Professional exchange with PHZH inSwitzerland
The Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH) invited five CFC-workers to Zurich for a professional exchange. Awuley, Osman, Rose, Seth and Laura experienced an exciting and rewarding week. They all enjoyed the meetings, school visits and the exchange with diverse experts very much. You can find some impressions here.
Annual report 2013
Find here the latest annual report, which provides an overview of our activities.
Many thanks to Isabel Lohri-Lukunic (coordination), Mathias Wegmüller (design), Dennis Janse (programming/WordPress) and Sebastian Stache (text/translations) for the dedicated and complimentary efforts they put into re-designing and updating our website during the past months.
Collaboration with PHZH
Three professors of the Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH) visited us in February in Accra, where they gave diverse workshops to teachers of CFC and other organisations. Five of our workers have been invited by PHZH to come to Zurich in May for a professional exchange. Awuley and Laura will afterwards stay in Switzerland for further fundraising activities until the end of May. d d
15th anniversary of CFC
Out of a few workers and a hand full of children in 1999, a team has developed of over 40 workers supporting around 150 former street children. What remained over the years is our goal to convey street children how to go through life in a self-determined, self-confident manner which allows re-integration into the Ghanaian society. In the name of all children and workers, we thank you for your interest and continuous support.