If you ask a street-connected child why he or she is not in school, their ideal response is, “My parents can’t afford it, so I’m finding a life on the street.”
We at Starlight Foundation graduated our first batch of beneficiary skills trainees under phase one of the “Menso Meka Ho Bi” initiative at Teshie Maamle on August 26, 2022.
Starlight is a community-based nonprofit that aims to combat streetism through education, entrepreneurship, and youth empowerment.
The primary objective of the maiden “Menso Meka Ho Bi” project was to provide skills training, seed capital and the necessary equipment to mothers of selected street-connected children for them to start a business and provide for their children when they are taken off the street and sent back to school, as well as enrol these children in our comprehensive scholarship scheme, which will follow once schools reopen.
We believe that with the skills and capital (in cash and materials) provided, the mothers of these children will be able to start generating some money for themselves in a year, provide for their children, and train other young ladies in similar skills by engaging them in their trade.
Thank you to all of our partners, notably Adamfo Ghana, who have been extremely helpful with this project.
We are on a journey to create a world of hope in which every kid can grow up safely to their full potential without threats, and you can join us by coming on board as an individual or corporate partner, or sponsor.
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