Starlight Foundation was birthed out of an intense passion to get rid of streetism in Ghana. Day in day out, it is not uncommon to find people from different ethnic backgrounds sleeping in street corners. The multiplicity of this development is so alarming that it has almost become a normal thing to live with especially in the capital city, Accra.
The issue of streetism is very pathetic, to say the least. The ugly truth of our fellow Ghanaian natives who sleep on our streets, in front of shops, in front of our homes and some even in disgusting places in our environment cannot go unnoticed. Problems of rural-urban migration and poverty spearhead the causes of streetism in Ghana today.
This past yuletide, I chanced upon a few people on the hook of streetism and they obviously had no plan of doing anything special at Christmas. The effect of lack and self-pity had completely deleted any iota of Christmas celebration from their innermost brain cells. The unavoidable feelings of pain, hunger and despair had taken over their every attempt to sleep or stay awake. Every moment spent in slumber was treasured; knowing full well that waking up is could foment thoughts of suicide.
#LetsFeedTheStreetTogether is a project that seeks to give hope and joy to street dwellers. We are appealing to individuals, corporate institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations, and all Ghanaians to come aboard for us to make a difference in the lives of these underprivileged ones who find themselves in such unfortunate circumstances.