Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF)

Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF)


Putting frontline workers in focus.
#IDSC2022 #IDSCGhana #Accra #Kumasi #Tamale #Ghana #Africa

Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) Consortium for Street Children Future of Africa Chance for Children Safe-Child Advocacy
PSG Consult is happy to join #IDSC2022 12 days of activism with Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) It's Just Us Productions to give street-connected children a voice.
PSG Consult is happy to join #IDSC2022 12 days of activism with Hilda Willis Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) to give street-connected children a voice through It's Just Ghana Live season two.
Dein Weihnachtsbeutel für Ghana 🤍

Was für schöne Nachrichten!
Nach einer langen Reise sind unsere Weihnachtsbeutel endlich in Ghana angekommen und konnten in den letzten Wochen bereits von unserem Partner Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) in unserem Smile House, in weiteren Einrichtungen und auf den Straßen von Jamestown ausgeteilt werden 🥰 Nun haben uns auch die Bilder der Austeilungen erreicht, die wir natürlich gerne mit euch teilen möchten. Weitere Eindrücke folgen in den nächsten Tagen 🙌🏽

Noch einmal vielen Dank für eure Teilnahme an unserer Aktion und die wunderschönen Weihnachtsbeutel! ♥️ Die Kinder haben sich sehr gefreut!

#sendasmile #ghana #smilehouse
Thank you to JoyNews for giving a voice to the thousands of Kayaye girls (head porters) working and living on the streets of Ghana, experiencing daily trauma.

It is about time that the Government of Ghana takes serious notice and develops sustainable policy to support these girls. Starting with large-scale investments in the northern Regions, where they are coming from. Provide the North with the same facilities and opportunities as can be found in the cities in the South and see what difference it will make in the lives of ten thousands of young, promising individuals.

And to all who make use of the services of the Kayaye, please treat them as you would like someone to treat your daughter. Make a difference. Be the difference in their world.

Share if you want this to go far!

Starlight Foundation Safe-Child Advocacy Centre for Development & Policy Advocacy Song-Ba Empowerment Center. Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) Street Girls AID Upco Ghana Consortium for Street Children
Staff capacity building - Introduction to mental health and well being.

One of S.Aid’s core values is to create opportunities for holistic development of the girls and young mothers we work with . In line with this we had the first in the series of training in mental health earmarked to improve the capacity of staff in providing support for the girls.
Welfare of Children and Youth Association Ghana UNFPA GHANA Chance for Childhood Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF)
What if she was your daughter? What if he were your son?

Yesterday´s news makes me very sad. Sad that so many children are brought from neighbouring countries of Ghana to the capital of Accra to beg for money. What also makes me sad is the way the children are perceived (apparently) by the police and the public. The news article uses words like ´flush out these miscreants´, ´the street is littered with children´ and 'eject these street children', words that dehumanise the children and make them nothing more than little criminals at best.

What if she was your daughter? What if he were your son?

Pardon me, but may I remind that we´re talking about children here? Little human beings, who were taken away from their family, trafficked against their will to a country they do not know and with a language they do not speak. Forced to beg, forced to sleep on the streets, forced to work for someone who will not allow them to eat, punish them violently, if they do not bring enough earnings back at the end of the day.

What if she was your daughter? What if he were your son?

These children are victims of modern slavery. It is the adults who are responsible for bringing the children here and who are taking their money and abusing them daily who are the miscreants that need to be flushed out of society.

What if she was your daughter? What if he were your son?

Yes. Ok. Take the children off the streets. But let us all take care not to treat them or talk about them as if they were criminals. Provide these little souls with a safe place, care and food. Track their background, the country, the place they're coming from. Bring them back to their family. And do not stop there, but hunt down the criminal networks who think that enslaving someone's else child is an accepted way to make a living.

What if she was your daughter? What if he were your son?

Please share.
Safe-Child Advocacy Consortium for Street Children Centre for Development & Policy Advocacy Starlight Foundation Upco Ghana Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) Vulnerable Aid Organization Song-Ba Empowerment Center.

Passend zum heutigen internationalen "Momente des Lachens"-Tag bzw. "Smile-Day" haben wir großartige Neuigkeiten, die uns ein riesiges Lächeln ins Gesicht zaubern 😊

Wir können es selbst kaum glauben und sind unglaublich glücklich, dankbar und stolz, euch mitteilen zu können, dass nach 5 Jahren Bauzeit, mehreren Bauphasen, vielen Höhen und Tiefen unser Wohngebäude auf der Farm of Hope endlich fertiggestellt und eröffnet wurde! So ist ein wunderbarer Ort entstanden, der in Zukunft bis zu 50 Kindern ein Zuhause bieten kann 🙌🏽

Damit haben wir als Verein einen riesigen Meilenstein erreicht, auf den wir so lange hingearbeitet haben! Ein Grund zum Feiern und Zeit für ein herzliches Dankeschön an alle, die für unser Projekt gespendet haben, unsere Reise verfolgt und uns dabei begleitet haben, die mitgedacht und auch mit angepackt haben, die von uns erzählt und auf uns aufmerksam gemacht haben, die für uns da waren und ein Teil von uns sind! DANKE! Ohne euch wäre das nicht möglich gewesen und wir hoffen sehr, dass wir auch zukünftig gemeinsam ein Lächeln um die Welt schicken werden ♥️

Of course, we would like to take this opportunity to express our special thanks to our partner associations Go for Ghana (Go For Ghana - Farm of Hope), which has given life to the vision of the Farm of Hope, as well as SCEF in Ghana (Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF)), who manages the implementation of our project and the running of the building on site. Without these partners, our project would not have been feasible in this form. We are very happy to be able to realize the Smile-Project together as a team 🚀


#sendasmile #teamsendasmile #wesendasmile #sendasmilearoundtheglobe #strongertogether #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #farmofhope #ghana @ Ghana
Street Children Day 📢

Unser Team in Ghana ist heute gemeinsam mit vielen weiteren Organisationen anlässlich des Street Children Days für die Rechte und den Schutz von Kindern auf die Straße gegangen. Ziel der Aktion war es, Aufmerksamkeit für die Situation der unzähligen Straßenkinder zu schaffen und sich dafür stark zu machen, dass jedes Kind ein Recht auf Nahrung, medizinische Versorgung und den Zugang zu Bildung haben sollte❕

Danke Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) 😊 Eine tolle Aktion und ein wichtiges Zeichen!

#sendasmile #streetchildrenday #accessforstreetchildren @ Accra, Ghana
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We are proud of you Brenda Akosua McSaawa for your efforts and partnership with Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) in raising funds to help street kids with hygiene kits and COVID apparels.
Kudos to you!!!!

SCEF - Email: [email protected] - Phone: +233202061234 - Accra, Ghana The Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) is a registered NGO with the Ghana Registrar Generals Department with number G - 35,980 and with other government agencies like the Social welfare, Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), etc providing educational support and skill training for street children and youth in Ghana.

Operating as usual

Photos from Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF)'s post 01/04/2022

SCEF in partnership with major NGOs in Street Children situations and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Social Welfare Department mark International Day for Street Children (IDSC2022).

As we mark this year’s International Day for Street Children, let’s all accept to have a role to play, a responsibility for children in street situations, and understand that it’s important to ensure street-connected children are listened to and that their access to essential services is on the agenda for the whole world.



SCEF marks International Day For Street Children (IDSC2022) and previewing of I DIDN’T CRY


Welcome Magdalena, SCEF is glad to have you as part of our team as a volunteer. We are looking forward to great enormous ideas and amazing things during your stay.

All staff are always available to support you in your endeavors.🤗🤗🤗

You can also volunteer with us



My voluntary service at Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) was one of the best experiences in my work career because it was enlightening and an eye-opener. I was given first-hand experience in website management, news story writing, video editing, voice-over recording, creating a captivating social media post, and capturing a professional video. During all these processes, I was very much involved in the day-to-day activities and also given the space to be creative.

Reflecting on my first day at SCEF, it was one of the most memorable days of my time at work. After being introduced to everyone, I was oriented on the past and current projects ongoing. I was asked for recommendations to improve certain aspects of the projects.

The communications department staff where I was placed were very open and happy for me to contribute as much as I wanted and welcomed my suggestions and ideas. This instantly made me feel comfortable as part of the team. Everybody at the organization was very accommodating and always willing to aid and educate me in other departments.
Thank you SCEF for the opportunity, God bless you for touching and changing the lives of street children.

You can also be part of SCEF by joining our offsite community volunteers program. SCEF is always happy to have you make an impact in the lives of children in street situations.

Adabra Seyram

Photos from Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF)'s post 25/03/2022

Earlier this year, SCEF in partnership with Eunice Lynch , social impact coordinator of International School of Geneva started a Penpal Project. An initiative to embed sociocultural skills, to improve writing and reading skills as well as to know the activities and challenges of street-connected children.

The project has successfully paired 14 students based on their common interests. Theophilus pictured here has had a wonderful connection with his penpal who is also interested in sports just like him and turned out to exchange sports equipment with him.

This project is also a reformative action for our Children in Hazardous Work ( CHaW) program to improve the writing and reading skills of street-connected children and better prepare them for life.

#penpal #childreninstreetsituation #streetchildren #culturalexchange


Hello, for those of you who missed this play
“ I Didn’t Cry “

Watch out for it 🤗🤗🤗

Charlene Bowden
Cry Productions
Hilda Willis



Achieving milestones and making progress are essential to merry about. SCEF beneficiary Issah Lawal has successfully graduated from senior high school.

All thanks and appreciation to our partners, sponsors, and the general public for this achievement.
You can also help us to achieve more by being a donor/godparent to our rescued street-connected children 😊🤗🤗


Rebecca was only 8 years old when SCEF stepped in to help with her education, as her family were struggling financially, especially after her mothers' early death that shattered her life.

As many children in our neighbourhood, Rebecca had to fend for herself in an unstable situation, with no proper housing, changing family environments, domestic abuse, a constant lack of money for food and basic needs.

Also, she got involved with the wrong people, lost track of her education and recently became a teenage mum to a now 4-month old baby girl.

We call on you - please join us in this fundraiser to support Rebecca and other young mothers like her.


Today we celebrate an iconic woman, Toyin Dania who currently sits on the Board of Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) .

She is an Entrepreneurial Specialist, currently with @mestafrica and @wedwestafrica West African Regional Ambassador, with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organisation (WEDO); where she coaches, mentors, trains and empowers women and girls at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey. With a passion for Africa, she relocated to Ghana in 2014.

She has upwards of 30 years of international development and enterprise experience by improving the economic opportunities of various groups to realize the personal and development benefits of enterprise. Supporting the creation of jobs and business opportunities within the UK, Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone.

Photos from Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF)'s post 08/03/2022

To mark the International Women's day celebration, SCEF has organized a skills development workshop for women at James Town on beads making, make-up, and Tye & dye which is #ongoing.


Photos from Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF)'s post 08/03/2022

To mark the International Women's day celebration, SCEF has organized a skills development workshop for women at James Town on beads making, make-up, and Tye & dye which is #ongoing.



Today, we celebrate one of our amazing speakers dearlytabby

Ms. Tabitha Asiedu-Gyamfi is a freelance designer and small business owner from Ghana questhandmade. She is an outspoken supporter of local art, design, and artisanship.

Tabitha is also a firm believer in the power of art in all its varied forms, to influence society as well as impact the lives of people on an individual level.

Hence her commitment to providing artists, designers, and artisans the knowledge and skills they require to thrive both locally and internationally.

#iwd2022 #iwd #womenmonth #womenempowerment #women #genderequality #breakthebias2022 #womensupportingwomen


Women across the globe have experienced inequalities in areas ranging from education to domestic burdens, politics among others. According to a report by World Bank, as of 2020, gender equality in Ghana was at 1% which is quite alarming.

But imagine a world free from all biases, stereotypes, and discrimination; a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. Hence, at SCEF we support the move to forge women's equality. Together, we can all #breakthebias on International Women's Day and beyond.



On Tuesday, March 8, International Women's Day will be observed under the theme "Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow".

The campaign theme for the celebration is Break the Bias. Bias, whether intentional or unintentional, makes it difficult for women to advance. Recognizing bias isn't enough; action is required to level the playing field.

Collectively we can #breakthebias

#iwd2022 #internationalwomensday #breakthebias2022


Here's to Strong Women
May we know them
May we be them
May we raise them

Together, we can all #breakthebias on International Women's Day and beyond.



SCEF Beneficiary

We can only be happy and grateful for this success. Generational leaders are making headway due to your continued love and support for SCEF.

Through Scef, street-connected children like Francis Brobbey are in senior secondary school and wired up for higher academic excellence. Let’s join forces to ensure a higher level of education for him and many other street children.


Photos from Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF)'s post 14/02/2022

Sexual education is essential and must be given to avoid misinformation and ignorance among the youth, especially the street children.
Sexual Reproductive Health Rights workshop had a successful impact on our +18 Street-connected children.

We thank our partners from Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) for their support, we look forward to having the second phase.




Sharing can change the world; the smallest act of caring has the potential to turn the life of the street-connected children around.
Loving is amazing, Caring is loving, Sharing is caring 2022.

Scef in partnership with send a smile spread love by distributing smile packs at Abobgoloshie to street-connected children. This exercise was aimed at rescuing 25 street-connected children who are not in school every three months.

Help us rescue more children from the streets and give them a promising future. Your support will provide a fresh start to their life and education.

Special thank you 🙏🏻 to send a smile e.V. our partner for this milestone.


We do not take credit or own the song in this video.


Promiscuous sex without sexual knowledge is the order of the day . Valentine's day in the corner creates a much bigger concern . SCEF Center for Grassroot Enterprise CGE, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, (PPAG) presents the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Workshop in recognition of SRHR day (12 February) used to raise awareness on sexual and reproductive health issues to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. This is one of the major public health concerns worldwide. At SCEF, this is also a program under our YES for Adolescent Sexual Health (YASH) project that aims to increase adolescent sexual health in Ghana by enabling human rights to sexual information and education to prevent issues such as sexual abuse, STI's and teenage pregnancy, this serve as an approach to prevent children from dropping out of school as a result of lacking sexual reproductive health education.


The SCEF story

Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) is a registered NGO in Ghana (G – 35, 980) providing educational opportunities for street children.

We employ a unique social work approach to support street children in Accra to access basic school. We provide necessary school requirements like school fees and levies, school supplies (school bags, school uniforms, exercise books, note books, text books, story books) and health insurance registration. We also involve these kids in special theme-based events and activities to shape their perspectives and give them a universal view of the world.

We, through our practical social work in the respective schools that these children attend, monitor closely and evaluate the performance and attendance of these children to ensure that our funds are expediently used. In this regard, we are working hard to operate a facility we call The Learning Hub for street children, where we provide social work targeted at empowering street children through education and creative art learning.

Our Vision: The future where all children regardless of their disparities have equal opportunities in reaching their fullest potential.

Our Mission: To achieve sustainable improvements in the lives of street and deprived children in Jamestown and any other area that operate. Our work is done closely with the children, their families and the community.

Our vision and mission will be achieved by:

• Advocacy:
To provide a voice for the significance of education, basic health care and gender equality among street and deprived children and their families. We will also provide them with possibilities to voice their stories and opinions to the general public.

• Educational support
To provide material support for them on their school paths and to offer them a conducive space for academic studies and activities.

• Creative Art Learning and Skill training:
To empower the children and their families by giving them possibilities in creative art learning and skill training

• Financial guidance and small scaled microfinance:
To support the children and their families to start their own small scaled enterprises.

We call on every citizen of Accra, Ghana, Africa and the World at large to aid our dream! Together, we are able to empower these children to become universal heroes. Yes we can!

Contact Information:

Postal Address:
P. O. Box ML 686,
Malam – Accra.

[email protected]


Contact Person
Paul Semeh
Founder/ Executive Director
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +233 302 632 086
Mob: +233 243 438 580
“…empowering vulnerable lives to become universal heroes.”

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62/3 Ward Crewe Avenue, James Town

General information

The education of the world's children is high on the global agenda. In the context of education for all (EFA), all children should receive free, good and quality education. The reality is that millions of the world‟s children are too poor to benefit from this declaration, unless there are special interventions that target their development. Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) is seeking support for the project “The Learning Hub”, a facility that will provide educational and creative learning opportunities for street children in James Town, Accra. SCEF currently support over 150 street children most of whom are in the basic school (Primary to Junior High School). We provide these children with educational support in the form of payment of school fees and levies, school supplies (school bags, school uniforms, exercise books, note books, text books, story books), and health insurance registration. Without SCEF‟s support, these beneficiaries would not be able to attend school. While their need for basic education can be met by the public schooling system, the training they receive there does not provide them with practical and educational skills needed later in life. By providing our educational support and creative learning at the learning hub and employing a unique social work approach, SCEF aims to fill this need. We involve these beneficiaries in special theme-based events and activities, which help shape their future ambition, gain adequate practical skills, and give them a worldwide view. Statement of Problem The number children living on the street is growing in big cities and towns as a consequence of the growth in size and complexities of cities thus making it an urban phenomenon all over the world. The processes of urbanization, rural-urban migration, globalization and family disintegration have caused many social problems including the problem of marginalized children. These children grow up on the margins of the society without love, care, protection and supervision from adults. These marginalized children are deprived of their basic rights for survival, education, protection, development and participation. Many are arrested for minor infringements and are victims of physical and s*xual abuse. Additionally, they lack basic services such as shelter, health care, education and training and alternative livelihood strategies accepted by society and the legal environment. More than ten years after the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted and implemented, and also almost three years after its entry into force of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), the African child is yet to enjoy all these rights. Worst still is the lack of equal educational opportunities for these children although the future of Africa lies with the well being of her children and youth. The prospect for the socioeconomic transformation of the continent rests with investing in the young people of the continent. Africa needs to discover new frontiers in the course of fighting poverty amongst her people. Ghana, the gateway to Africa must lead the way and education of these young ones (street and vulnerable children) is the key. What makes it more intriguing is the alarming rate at which the number of street children keeps increasing on the street of Accra, Ghana. Statistics have it that in 1992, the University of Ghana did a headcount in most parts of the Greater Accra Region. The headcount showed total number of 4,000 persons were living on the street. Whilst four years down the line the number increased to 10,401 according to Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS) headcount statistics. Another headcount by CAS again in 2006 amounted to 21,143 which confirmed the increasing number of children living the street of the Greater Accra region alone. What is making the situation more heart breaking is the new emerging trend found during recent researches. The new group of children falls in two main categories, the „urban poor‟ and „second generation‟. The urban poor children are those who have „some kind of a home‟ go back to after their day on the street or can choose to go home or not. „Second generation‟ children on the other hand are children are born on the street. Today, Ghana‟s street is „breeding‟ a new generation of street children – Second generation. They are children born on the street whose „parents‟ live on the street. It is also common to see majority of the children living currently on the street either „too old‟ to go to school or „too young‟ to learn an apprenticeship trade. The problem of street children is multifaceted and needs to be understood in proper perspective. Professional social work intervention strategies are necessary to address their needs and problems.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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