In the drop-in center of Safe-Child Advocacy in the centre of Kumasi, dozens of street toddlers and babies are taken care of every day. This allows their mothers to take to the streets or market during the day to earn some money, while their little ones can grow up in a safe environment. In 2020 we supported SCA to renovate the drop-in center so that the spaces could be made safe, clean and corona-proof.
In Abinchi, a poor neighborhood in Kumasi, our partner has built a Nursery/ Pre-School for babies and toddlers of street mothers and market women. It is difficult for these mothers to combine their work with the care of the children, so the little ones are often left on the street with an older child during the day. The nursery provides these toddlers with a safe place to eat, play and rest.
More than hundred street toddlers already use the day care. The little ones are divided into groups and an educational programme is offered to them according to age. We supported the Pre-School with funding for toys, learning materials and furniture.