Volunteering for SCEF in Ghana

— On November 8, 2018 by

Hello, my name is Franziska and I am a volunteer from Germany working with SCEF. I am doing a voluntary service called “weltwärts” and I will be staying in Ghana for 11 months. I am  living with a host family for this time. I arrived on the 7th September 2018, which means that I am […]

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Social Work in Schools in Ghana: The Case of SCEF

— On August 1, 2018 by

According to THE CHILDRENS’ ACT 560 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, Part I, Sub-Part I: “The best interest of the child shall be paramount in any matter concerning a child” (Welfare principle). That is, children must be allowed to enjoy their rights to the fullest. Among the rights children are supposed to enjoy is the […]

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Education: The Jamestown Perspective

— On July 17, 2018 by

Education  has over the centuries proven to be an indispensable tool as well as a reliable medium through which countries, societies and also individuals can achieve development and ensure total liberation from the grips of poverty. The freedom fighter and first President of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Madiba Mandela, once said that education is the […]

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My Average Day at Work Does Not Look like Yours

— On July 5, 2018 by

My day begins every morning at 6:45am when I leave my hostel to head for the tro tro. What’s a tro tro? It’s the main form of public transportation in Ghana, but no it’s not a bus. It’s a big van that seats 4 rows of people; personal space does not exist, and you must […]

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Could YOU Spot a Child Being Trafficked? : What I have learned during my time at SCEF

— On May 22, 2018 by

  As an intern interested in anti-trafficking, I recently had the privilege of shadowing SCEF in a child trafficking training workshop. With funding from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), the Child Trafficking Advice Center (CTAC) has been able to formulate a 2-year project from 2017 to 2019 meant to […]

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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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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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