In 2002 Chance for Children opened its residential building in Hebron, a quiet village located about an hour outside of Accra. This first home welcomed former street-connected boys who came to live with us and recover in a safe environment. In 2011, we built our first home for girls. Today we can proudly say we offer a home for 30 boys and 40 girls in this compound far from the dangers of the streets.
Assisted by our house mothers and social workers, children and youth can grow up in a family-based setting, receive an education in a school nearby and develop to their full potential. During the time they stay with us, they prepare to go back to their family or to live independently.
Children are assisted with homework or provided with tutoring when needed. Sports and arts are also encouraged through different activities. Boys and girls live in separate facilities, but they share time together through games, workshops and events that are often organized, especially during the weekends. Community life is important to us, so all of them also contribute to the daily operations of the homes, such as cooking and cleaning.
Our results in 2021*
74 Children resided in our homes throughout the year
63 Children completed the school year
3 Young adults attended an apprenticeship and participated in the TVET Program
6 Children were reunited with their families
CFC’s work has been impacted by the measures the Ghanaian government introduced to contain COVID-19. Our street workers had to cease their activities and the drop-in center was closed between March and September 2020.
CFC instantly responded with a customized approach to this complex situation in-line with official advice and without jeopardizing children’s safety.
The 2021 results reflect these unprecedented times in scale, impact and the restriction of our activities.