Street Children

 

Only in the region of Greater Accra there are over 60,000 children living and working on the streets, according to the latest available survey by the Ghana Department of Social Welfare. In this section you can find out more about the daily life of these children through personal testimonies and info materials.

 

Info material

Here you can find helpful information regarding street children for you own lectures, presentations or research.

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Situation

A short description of the harsh reality, which the street children of Accra are exposed to on a daily basis.

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Facts

There are more than 60,000 STREET CHILDREN in the GREATER ACCRA REGION. Over HALF of them are GIRLS. 3/4 of the street children originate from OUTSIDE of ACCRA.  They left their families in SEARCH of MONEY and WORK. 5% of the street children were BORN ON THE STREETS. 40% dropped OUT OF SCHOOL, 60% have NEVER VISITED one. STREET BOYS work mainly as CARRIER, WASTE PICKERS, SHOE SHINE BOYS or CAR WASHERS. STREET GIRLS often sell WATER, FOOD and in some cases also their BODIES.

Census on Street Children, 2011

Other Topics

What we do

In this section we introduce you to the various fields of work within the Chance for Children operation.

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Who we are

Here you can get to know Chance for Children a bit better and get insights into our organisation and its structure.

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How you can help

You would like to support the street-connected children in Ghana? Here you can learn all about what you can do.

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News/Media

Get informed about all the latest developments, what the media reports on us as well as upcoming events.

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