Happy Children Project
Aim: Our happy child project is to rescues street and ‘at risk’ children. Providing a 24-hour emergency center, safe homes, and a farm community that provides a secure base for their rehabilitation and reintegration back into families and communities. We aim to meet the immediate needs of street children by supporting their families and communities. In this way, we are targeting the key issues which drive children on to the streets in the first place by,
Homes and Rehabilitation
Education and Training
Family – Re-integration, Fostering, and Adoption
Needs: International Volunteers, sports facilities, computers, Educational Materials, and funding.
(Urban, Microfinance, Livelihoods, Economic Development, and Girls Involvement)
Aim - This program aims to improve girls’ access to and attainment of basic education, and women’s access to and attainment of adult literacy.
This will lead to improvements in the confidence, self-worth, and marketable skills of women and girls.
Needs: International Volunteers, educational materials, facilitators, computers, logistics, and funding.
HIV/AIDS AND OTHER CHRONIC DISEASES
(Tuberculosis, Malaria and neglected tropical diseases)
Aim - To increase efficiency and address common constraints to relaunch the use of condoms and create a more positive image of condom use in preventing HIV/AIDS, other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and in Birth Control.
Needs: International Volunteers, medical students, sponsors for our health camps.
Traditional Dance and Drumming Training (Cultural Immersion Programmes)
Aim: This program is aimed at promoting mobility within and beyond borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, enhancing the development through the cultural scope, exposing and strengthening intercultural relations, the history and development of the field of cultural diplomacy, informing perspectives on cultural, political, and economic issues of Ghana, for exposure and to learn new things from another society, Ghana.
This project is also offered as an internship for those wishing to gain experience and/or credit for a college or university course. The major difference between an intern and a volunteer relates to the amount of mentorship and self-evaluation. We feel that there are several factors that are necessary in order to run a successful internship program:
Full involvement in the organization’s projects
Weekly feedback and discussion with Program Supervisor and Director evaluation at the end of the program
We understand that some colleges and universities may have special requirements for internships or give credit for internships. We are able to adapt to the internship program to meet any special needs or requirements.
Sport for Change
(Street and Working Children and Young People)
Aim - We aim to build a brighter future for young people through a sport system that reaches, inspires, and engages all young people especially girls whatever their age or ability.
Needs: International Volunteers, sporting facilities, and sponsors.
Aim - To support poor and disadvantaged men and women in five regions of Ghana to achieve food and income security. This will be through better engagement with the markets and strengthened linkages with government and other service providers.
Needs: International Volunteers, farming tools, and financial support.
Education (Build a School Project)
Aim - Our build a school project is for every young person especially the girl child in Ghana to fulfill their potential and to make a difference. We intend to increase their chances of a brighter future. Our aim is not just to support the schools, but to develop a model which can continue working without us.
Needs: International Volunteers, building materials, furniture, computers, logistics, and funding.
Aim: This program is to enable people with disabilities to fulfill their potential within society as citizens with equal rights and access to services, ICT and vocational skills development, the establishment of enterprises, job placements, and exhibitions showcasing the abilities of persons with disabilities.
Needs: International Volunteers, educational materials, computers, sewing machines, logistics, and funding.
Promoting Agriculture and Food Security (Farming)
Aim: Our aim is to help alleviate rural poverty that is currently hitting women, the youth, and the unemployed. The street children will also be recruited into this project and also it will help cut down on the problem of the youth moving to urban centers looking for jobs that are not there, our belief is this project will help combat the increasing crime waves in our communities by creating jobs for all. We believe promoting Agriculture and food security will be the best action in solving some of the problems in our communities. Our plans are to undertake the planting of teak trees as our main aim alongside marketable food crops such as maize, cassava, sorghum, beans, and yam and palm fruits for oil.
Needs: We will need Partnerships, farming tools, and funding more than ever.
There are a number of other community initiatives that we are involved in. These include Tree planting projects, painting projects, beach clean up days by working with Project’s Health and Sanitation team to inform children about the benefits of handwashing, teeth brushing and using latrines as part of our environmental agenda. This is where those of you who like to show off can really shine and, for the quieter members of the group, there is always work backstage!
Volunteers learn a lot from these communities as well as fellow volunteers since weekends are free time for learning something new like our cultural immersion days. We also organize tour programs for volunteers during the weekends when they are not working and every evening entertainment by the fireside cultural displays, dancing, and singing.