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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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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