A Walk Against Streetism (September, 2017)

A Walk Against Streetism (September, 2017)


The Story

As part of effort in reducing streetism in the country and giving hope to vulnerable children in society, “Save a Street Child Foundation” a Non-Governmental Organization, has embarked on a walk against streetism.

The campaign according to the founder of the foundation, is aimed at drawing attention to hardships associated with streetism and how best to address it.

The walk started from the Christ the King church through 37, Labone and back to the forecourt of the church. The walk drew some street children from Kasoa, Accra, Kumasi and other parts of the region to participate in the walk against streetism. The children carried placards, some of which read “We are homeless we need love”, “Add your voice to the movement to say no to streetism” and many more.

The founder of “Save the street child foundation” Janet Abena Quainoo explained that “the main motive behind this initiative was to sensitize the public about the predicament of children on the streets. These children are mostly exposed to hazardous conditions and abuse from some hostile adults who live on the streets with them. As a result of these harsh conditions they are exposed to, the children learn antisocial practices which may lead them to indulge in social vices”

She further stated that the Foundation has taken it upon itself to remove these children from the streets and offer them a dignified life by putting them through school, vocation and possibly reuniting them with their families.

Ghanaian movie actor Adjetey Anang a patron of the foundation and renowned Parish Priest Rev. Father Andrews Campbell also took part in the walk. They called on all stakeholders to help the foundation get these children off the streets. Father Campbell also called on benevolent ones to help the foundation foot the bill for some of the street children who were diagnosed of acute health conditions during a health screening that was organised for them after the walk.

The walk was to create awareness on the situation of streetism in the country and how the foundation can collaborate with government to reduce the problem.

The Publicity

The walk was aired on Metro TV, UTV and Atinka TV.




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