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Mission Statement

To support AfriKids Ghana ("AfriKids Ghana"), a charity registered in Ghana (Ghana Registered Charity Number: DSW/3024) that works towards alleviating child suffering and poverty.

Description

The work of AfriKids Ghana ranges from traditional children’s projects, including foster homes, schools and street-child centers, to more groundbreaking initiatives that tackle complex cultural issues, including child trafficking, child labor and the spirit child phenomenon. In addition to financing and delivering sustainable children’s rights projects, AfriKids Ghana owns and runs a number of social enterprises that generate profits while adding social value in their local communities. These businesses generate funding for AfriKids Ghana’s charitable operations, as well as drive jobs and money into the economy. Eventually, this income generation will enable AfriKids Ghana to operate without dependence on charitable donations.

AfriKids Ghana works in partnership with its UK affiliate, AfriKids UK (UK Registered Charity Number: 1141028).

Since 2005, AfriKids Ghana has been developing children’s rights programs to address challenges facing children in northern Ghana. Initially, these tended to tackle particular sensitive issues including the spirit child phenomenon, child labor and child trafficking. By 2009, the work scaled up to become three holistic "area programs" covering five districts in the Upper East Region in Ghana. In addition to the three area programs, AfriKids Ghana also runs smaller standalone core projects that provide a specific service or meet a specific need. These area programs and core projects, are detailed below.

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http://www.afrikids.org/friends-of-afrikids-usa

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