Over the last five years, Hearts for Ghana Mission has been interacting with some of the young children living and working in and around the Kaneshie Market area to help alleviate their plight. We currently have 155 street children that we interact with every week who avail themselves of the services that we provide, which include:
It is estimated from credible sources such as The Kaneshie District Police and other bodies that approximately 3,000 children and young adults aged 7 to 16 are living and working on the streets of Kaneshie. Most of these homeless children engage in all forms of economic activities to earn a living. As a result a high percentage tends to commit a lot of social vices and criminal acts before the age of twenty one.
Hearts for Ghana Mission’s objectives in working with the street children in Kaneshie are:
The scope of activities for the street children project covers the following areas:
These programs are designed to focus on meeting the immediate needs of the children and protecting them from harm with a long term view of ensuring lasting change transitioning from childhood to independent adulthood. It also emphasize the need to take a broader family and community approach to benefit the participants.