The Future is Female

— On December 6, 2018 by

As a young female reaches her adolescent stage, she is exposed to a lot of changes (physical and social). The decision she makes at this stage of her life goes a long way to affect her adulthood. It is therefore imperative for young girls to have a support system that will guide them through this […]

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Empowering Street Connected Children through Music

— On December 4, 2018 by

Hello to everyone, I would like to tell you more about our Christmas preparation and more about the reasons why music can be very important in everybody’s life. A famous rock singer once said: ” Music can change the world because music can change people!” and I totally agree. Music has many benefits especially for […]

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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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Yes For Adolescent Sexual Health (YASH) – Creating the Equality of Tomorrow through Sex Education

— On April 30, 2018 by

You often hear that education is the answer for inequality of our humanity. How about sex education then? Sex education on its best supports a child to take care of his/her reproductive health and make responsible decisions.  If we look at this on a larger scale, then this type of education can be one of […]

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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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