Aviation for Humanity has reached Ghana! Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Although relatively small in area and population, Ghana is one of the leading countries in Africa.
Thanks to Cheryl Pitzer, an enthusiastic volunteer, supporter, and fellow member of the aviation community, we were honored to visit the Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) shelter in Jamestown-Accra.
The Street Children Empowerment Foundation, or SCEF, reaches over 1,000 children each month through various programs, projects and services through the community, social services, legal aid and health interventions and a developed program called The Learning Hub Children Services that assists rescued children with play based learning activities, after school programs, and a library to help prepare the children for more formal education. SCEF envisions a future where all children, regardless of their disparities, have equal opportunities in reaching their fullest potentials.
The organization works to bring sustainable improvements in the lives of street and vulnerable children by actively engaging key stakeholders (parents/guardians, teachers, department of social welfare, hospital staff/doctors/nurses, police, etc.) to build safety nets around each of their cases. Their methodology is to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate each child toward a sustainable life and future.
Currently, SCEF has 98 street connected children on their scholarship program and 100 beneficiaries who visit The Learning Hub daily to access their after school programs.
Aviation for Humanity was pleased and honored to support such a wonderful nonprofit organization by delivering 100 pencil cases stuffed with various school supplies and a very well received toy airplane!
Again, a big thank you to Cheryl Pitzer, her family, Eric Bempong and the amazing staff and volunteers at the Street Children Empowerment Foundation.
For more information on ways to get involved with their program, please visit their website at: www.scef-international.org
And if you happen to be traveling to Accra, Ghana please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and consider allowing us to help you support this wonderful organization by bringing additional supplies.