Follow the most recent situation updates on the COVID- 19 novel at Street Children Project here.
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
Our Key Service Areas
Street outreach is carried out throughout the week within Kumasi. Children in street situation are educated on various topics to help them consider some other options rather than being on the street.
Family re-integration is of priority to Street Children Project. Family is the primary institution where children are nurtured and socialized to responsible adults. Their re-integration to a permanent home with their family is critical to their well-being.
We envision that children live, grow and are cared for within their home. In accordance with this vision all our services are geared towards getting children out of the streets into development ventures.
Sponsorship in Education/Skilltraining
The primary aim of all we do for children in street situation is to empower them towards economic independence so they can earn their living through dignified labour and realise their potentials.
Street Children Project came into existence as a response to a social problem and a felt need of the Ghanian society. In the early 2000, the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi noted an alarming population of children in the city of Kumasi without guardian or parental care. In 2005 Street Children Project was launched by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi to address the needs of vulnerable children who live on the streets of Kumasi.
Message for the week
As avowed in her report of the 2nd Phase of response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Street Children Project is resolute to play a lead role in complimenting the global and national efforts of government to combat the Covid-19 pandemic particulary because of its impact on the vulnerable population. As part of her response SCP, embarked on training her staff on safety measures so they can work and stay safe; edudate their families and the public at grassroots on the precautionary measures prescribed to curb the spread of the corona virus.
SCP considers public education as key to combating the pandemic. You can read more on the workshop held on Friday the 3rd of July Here
Emergency Relief Program Statistics
Phase 2 April to May 2020
Hot meals and dried food packages shared to children in street situation, woman, families and destitute persons
Face masks have been produced and shared to the persons in need. Other PPE materials were also shared such as sanitizers.
Beneficiaries been educated on the pandemic. This to create awareness and encourage them to adhere to the safety protocols.
Children left the street and returned back home to their families in the North after the lifting of the lockdown.
Street Children Project and Media
SCP Statement on COVID-19
It is more than one week since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, the number of cases continues to soar around the world. Hundreds of millions of children are not in school. Borders have been closed, lives have been upended. As the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak across the world increases every day we know it is a very worrying time for everyone. We at Street Children Project Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi want to reassure you that as a charity we're doing our best to adapt to new and complex situations without losing sight of our role in keeping some of the world's most vulnerable children safe.
We are quickly responding to fast-moving situations and will continue to do whatever we can in line with official advice. The Day Care Centre has been closed, events and meetings have been postponed and some approaches on our work have been changed.
Now more than ever, we count on you donors to continue supporting our mission for those with nothing and no one- despite these difficult times. We won't stop working to reach and protect the children that you have been so generously supporting. Together we can still keep them safe.
For more information and updates on the COVID- 19 including guidance for children, families and schools visit the following websites https://ghanahealthservice.org/covid19 or ttp://www.presidency.gov.gh/index.php and www.who.org for the latest information around the virus.
Thank you for your continuous support!
Kumasi Street Children Project Team
Warm greetings from Street Children Project as 2019 is gradually coming to an end and we are entering the festive season. This is always a good time to take the opportunity to pause and reflect on important things around us. It is a time we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year...
The Kumasi Experience
An article written by
Sr. Olivia Umoh, Project Director Street Children Project
VACANCIES AT ST. VINCENT DE PAUL DAY CARE CENTRE