In January 2020, Chance for Children opened a new branch in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region of Ghana. Tamale is located about 400 km north of Kumasi and 650 km from Accra, and it is Ghana’s third-largest city. Many children who come from these northern regions travel via Tamale to Kumasi and then south to Accra, which makes this location a strategic base for Chance for Children.

We have established a team of social workers who come from this region. They can speak the local languages and are familiar with the specific culture and conditions of the area. From here, they can visit the children living on the streets and families in the surrounding villages, reintegrate children, and build networks with other NGOs in the Northern regions. As with our branch in Kumasi, our presence in Tamale additionally reinforces our work with children supported within their families in the northern regions.

Our Results in 2023

  • 350 children reached on the streets of Tamale

  • 152 children supported in their families

  • 17 children reunified with their families

  • 42 children prevented from joining the street

  • 110 children completed the school year

  • 149 attendants to community workshops on monthly average