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A project from The Street Children Project
in Kumasi, Ghana

International Day for street children

O. Umoh
O. Umoh wrote on 21-05-2016

The 12th April every year is a day set aside by the Consortium for street children as the "International Day for Street Children". This is an occasion, where children in street situation are given a platform to express their needs. As a result, Street Children Project (SCP), Kumasi chose to mark this day with a float around the principal streets of Kumasi. The day began as early as 7:30 am with the sharing of T-shirts to hundreds of children in street situation who had gathered to participate in the float. The float was accompanied by a wonderful brass band group. The Vebego Foundation volunteers, representative of SamenWerk Foundation, Child Trafficking Unit, Social welfare of Kumasi and other stakeholder honoured the occasion with their presence. Over 500 children in street situation in Kumasi Joined the float. During the float children spoke up to the general public with the use of placards. The card had inscriptions like "Street Children have Identity", "Value Street Children"' Care for Street Children", "Stop ignoring us". "Street Children have a Right".

After a long and tiring walk through the designated streets of Kumasi. The children who participated in the float were treated to food and drinks to help replenish their lost energy. 

Street Children Project is ever grateful to Adamfo Ghana Netherland for raising funds to bear the cost of the International Day for Street Children. We are equally grateful to the Daughters of Charity Province of Nigeria who also supported the funding of this occasion.


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