Jolien inspires to fundraise for street children!

— On August 24, 2017 by

Two years ago I had the chance to be in Ghana on an AFS program, during which I volunteered with Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) in Jamestown, Accra, Ghana. As a volunteer I was able to closely experience how SCEF impacts many street children’s lives, working on SCEF’s mission together with the whole team. I believe […]

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Over Half of our Students Can’t Read: Ghana’s Literacy Crisis

— On July 5, 2017 by

In Ghana, over 20% of school-going children have either dropped out or never enrolled in primary school in 2006. This statistic is likely to have increased. This has left many wondering what contributes to this statistic and how we can help. In 2015, the Ghana Education Service, RTI International and USAID carried out a national […]

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Sharing the Joy of Christmas 2016

— On December 17, 2016 by

  Dear friends of SCEF, Christmas greetings to you! Thanks to you every month some 1,500 children are able to enjoy our Learning Hub and improve the talents they have. On behalf of them, thank you for giving them this wonderful opportunity.   Now, before Christmas, about 20 children were rehearsing every day for the […]

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Giraffes at the SCEF Craft Lab

— On November 4, 2016 by

  The Craft Lab is a creative room where children paint, colour, do handicraft work and art. This is very important because it enables the kids to learn creatively, which is as valuable as the subjects they study in school. Children who can be very bad in the theoretic lessons may be the best in drawing. […]

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Streetism in Ghana – assessing the situation and moving forward!

— On August 16, 2016 by

It was late at night, probably a little past midnight. They were talking in hushed tones. Who were those talking? Oh, it’s her parents. But why is her mother arguing with her father?  Why would they have a conversation at this time of the night?  This has never happened before! This realization forced Isha to […]

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Education is power – five teenagers in James Town graduate from SHS

— On August 3, 2016 by

Very often African countries are associated with poverty and lacking. Ghana is one of the developing countries in Africa that has a lot of economic, social, political and cultural problems. Access to education is one of the problems especially children in the country are facing. Even in the capital city Accra, which is regarded with […]

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Are your children your friends?

— On August 1, 2016 by

Kofi Ababio, a nine-years-old boy, hummed to himself softly a rhyme his teacher had just taught him in the class the previous day. He was headed to his friend’s house to play. This was his usual routine on weekends and Saturday was his best day. It was a day he always looked forward to, and […]

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The future is bright: help prevent teenage pregnancy

— On July 29, 2016 by

  Naa Momo realized she had missed her period for the month and she felt her heart beat fast as she stared at her malnutritioned two-year-old daughter lying on the floor. What was she going to do about bearing another child with a man who could barely afford one cedi? She knew the unborn child […]

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Being a gift to the world through volunteering

— On July 26, 2016 by

This article describes how volunteering can be a gift to yourself and others and is based on an interview with a young man, who volunteers at Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) in Accra/Ghana. When he was a child he had always wished to help the less privileged, because he saw people begging on the road side, and […]

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Walking for a good cause in Belgium

— On May 28, 2015 by

On 3 March 2015, one of our current volunteers, Florine, organised an event in Belgium to raise money for the medical cases of four SCEF beneficiaries. With the help of her family and her youth club (Patro Saint-Médard Ouffet) she set up a sponsor walk. The children of the youth club went around in their neighborhoods and their […]

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