Porridge And Pens Ghana

Help us get Street Girls in School

There are over 20,000 street children in Kumasi.They go without regular food, shelter or education. We are raising funds to get more street girls of the streets and out of danger. Our Women's Refuge, known as the Girl Power Centre will offer safe shelter, education and a bright, sustainable future.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166497)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£5,710

Donations

37

Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Ghana

  • "When I first met Ophelia she seemed so gloomy and every time I spoke to her it seemed like I had upset her. But that was just because she was so sad all the time. You could be there sitting with her; she would be in some place right next to me but so far away"

    — Claudia - Girl Power Centre Manager

  • "Now, she’s living at the Centre she is open with me, she comes and tells me her problems. I have built a relationship with her. I treat her like my little sister. I’m really looking forward to Ophelia’s future because she’s a great girl and there are a lot of things ahead of her."

    — Claudia - Girl Power Centre Manager

Situation

There are over 20,000 street children in Kumasi. It is really hard being a young woman and living on the streets. It poses constant threat and worry. Street girls don't get the chance to go to school, eat regular meals, wash with clean water and they don't get to feel safe. Most street girls spend their days trying to earn a small amount of money each day so they can buy food and water and support their siblings. Living on the streets offers little chance for a girl to have a happy future.

Solution

Our Women's Refuge is in a safe, residential area of Kumasi. It is a secure place for any young woman who needs a safe place to stay off the streets. At the Centre, we offer a full time formal education with vocational and life skills. We provide regular meals and washing facilities so girls can live in dignity. We help them work towards creating a sustainable and financially independent future with 24/7 guidance and support from our full time live in centre manager.