A special visitor
On July 7th we were honored to welcome Swiss Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga at our Drop-In Centre, located near the Agbogbloshie e-waste dump in Accra. We showed her our facilities, where we offer a warm meal, medical care and the opportunity to participate in classes and workshops to over 45 children a day. Currently we are implementing a project in cooperation with the relevant ministry to develop an occupational education and training programme based on the Swiss dual-track system.
Read the official press release of the visit here.
Morning guest at SRF 1
Daniela Rüdisüli Sodjah, Founder and Director of Chance for Children, was a morning guest on SRF 1, where she talked about the street-connected children in Ghana in a live interview.
Chance for Children in the Swiss TV
On Monday, 5th and Tuesday, 6th July, Swiss television broadcasted a two-part documentary on Chance for Children in the “10 to 10” news magazine. In the first part, the journalist Stephan Rathgeb reports on the issues of street-connected children, and in the second part he gets into the solutions we are bringing.
Watch the documentary here (in German).
We are proud to have launched our new TVET agency. We are currently supporting 9 young adults from the fields of construction, gastronomy, beauty and fashion. We aim to have 20 by mid-2022. On 7th May 2021 we successfully launched our new programme and from 31 May to 4 June the first training week with apprentices took place! More details about this program you can find here.
On 2nd January this year we opened two new branches in Kumasi and Tamale, hundreds of kilometers away from Accra. We are delighted that till end of the year we will have reintegrated almost 100 children and families, held over 40 educational workshops and shared more than 23, 000 meals to street- connected children – only through these 2 new locations. In 2021 we would like to expand our interventions in Tamale by 100% and in Kumasi by 50%.
Great start in Kumasi and Tamale! Our teams succeed in empowering street-connected children and families within a 6-month period.
We are delighted to say that due to the excellent work of our teams done in Kumasi and Tamale, we were able to reunify 30 children from different places, support and guide an additional 48 children in their families, empower many street-connected children, share hundreds of meals and provide different workshops in Kumasi and Tamale, strengthen 2 villages near Tamale as well as two communities in Kumasi and finally to build great relationships with different stakeholders.
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!