YOUNG MOTHERS SUPPORT CENTRE

  • A dedicated and responsive case worker assigned to the pregnant/child mothers

  • A holistic, team approach to supporting young mothers

  • Free medical care antenatal, delivery and postnatal

  • Education and training support that prepares young women to find jobs that allows them to support themselves and be independent

  • parenting skills training that helps our clients to become a more effective and nurturing parent

  • Access to comprehensive therapeutic services to deal with social, emotional and developmental issues

The centre provides vital support to teenage parents and pregnant teens no matter their circumstance teen parents are given the tools they require to effectively nurture and interact with their children giving both the best chance of an improved future. The staff s provide one to one support, assist with ante-natal and post-natal care, promote health as well as allowing young mothers to meet others in the same position as them, and overcome the stigma that many young parents face. Creating peer support is a fundamental part of the young mothers support Project.

Street Outreach Program

  • Street-based education and outreach

  • Individual assessments

  • Prevention and education activities

  • Information and referrals

  • Follow-up support

The Street Outreach Program provides outreach services designed to build relationships between outreach workers and street children and youth. The goal of these efforts is to protect young people from the damaging effects of street life. Our street workers work daily to make contact with children at the earliest opportunity, aiming to gain the trust and encouraging them to consider alternatives to life on the streets.

Mobile Library project

Many children are unable to access formal/non-formal education due to poverty, work commitments or distance from school. This project provides books as the main aim but also includes life skills, health/hygiene and child protection, as well as recreational activities to approximately 110 children every week. The mobile library programme reaches out to 3 different disadvantaged locations, including street locations and slum communities on a weekly basis

ECD

ECD for the children of young street mothers in Accra
Every child has the right to an education.
Education has the power to transform children’s futures but thousands of children on Ghana’s streets are missing out. Street Girls Aid is working in the poor, most dangerous and hard-to-reach places on the streets and slums of Accra in an effort to bring quality education to every child. The centre supports education, nutrition and development needs of children living in neighboring street communities.
This initiative aims to improve access to appropriate care and learning for children between 0-7 years and facilitate their smooth transition to the mainstream school.
Our motive for establishing these ECD centre is to facilitate primary education and other related development for children of street mothers who are unable to take care of them while working. We consider it our responsibility to take care of their needs, supporting and helping them to focus on their work will ensuring the holistic development of their children.

Vocational and life skills

Teenage pregnancy and subsequent motherhood presents a major challenge to a girl child who has no social support from family, friends and the community. Street Girls Aid seeks to identify and empower the most vulnerable teen mothers in Ghana. We aim to offer these young mothers access to education and economic empowerment through training. To date we have graduated over 860 young mothers in areas of vocational training (where they learn dressmaking and cookery) and entrepreneurial skills where they are instructed on how to develop a business plan, start a business and save money.
After successful entrepreneurship and vocational training the young mothers are able to set up small businesses including hairdressing, baking, dressmaking and cookery or find jobs with established workshops.

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