Street Children Project (SCP), is a legitimate Ghanaian based organisation operating in the Ashanti Region (Kumasi). Running under the vision “that all children live, grow, and are cared for within their homes that no child spends its childhood on the street”, the organisation since 2005 has played a significant role in changing the narrative of street connected people in the region.
For SCP, addressing the reality of children on the streets of Kumasi, reaching out to help them explore other options in life, offering enabling services towards their reintegration, providing empowerment opportunities for their education, and enterprise development, has been their mission over the last 15 years.
The organisation since its operations has not only supported street children but vulnerable groups such as women and children. They have explored avenues such as childcare services, advocacy, entrepreneurship, education and empowerment programs as well as work skills development all in their quest to enhancing the lives of their target groups.
Following the deadly COVID-19 pandemic hitting all nations across the globe, Street Children Project in the month of April 2020 extended its services to vulnerable groups (street connected/homeless children, mentally ill persons by the road side and an identified number of destitute families), through an Emergency Relief Program.
These groups were affected by a three weeks partial lockdown enforced by the government of Ghana as part of its measures to control the spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic claiming the lives of people globally. The lockdown, which was imposed on cities deemed hotspots like the Greater Kumasi, Greater Accra, Tema, and Kasoa has since been adversely affected by all especially the vulnerable groups which happens to be the target of SCP.
According to the organisation, the relief program aims at soliciting for funds and other donations such as food and toiletries to support affected people by the partial lockdown. SCP since the introduction of the relief program has served over 300 people with meals, toiletries, and other essentials to support their living whiles providing them with reasons to stay safe and observe all protocols established by the Ministry of Health.
Street Children Project extends its heartfelt gratitude to the general public for their immense support and calling on all individuals, philanthropist and institutions to partner in championing this course.
The West Africa Civil Society Institute is amazed and delighted to have SCP registered on the West Africa civil society online platform www.csowestafrica.org and using it as a medium of communicating their impact with the world. The Institute wishes to commend Street Children for being the most energetic organisation in the month of April, touching lives and bringing hope to the less privilege.
The institute is therefore calling on all existing CSOs in Ghana and across West Africa to join its regional network making a difference in the world.
Street Children Project is open for support in cash and kind as well as partnerships with likeminded individuals or institutions captivated by their vision especially in this season of COVID-19.
You can contact SCP through the mediums below.
Director, Sr. Olivia Umoh Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.streetchildrenprojectksi.org
Address: St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica P. O. Box KS 8325, Adum, Kumasi Ghana
Telephone: +233 540 264445 and +233 244 881844