Hakim Alimeyahu, saved from the streets (September, 2017)

Hakim Alimeyahu, saved from the streets (September, 2017)

Hakeem, saved from the streets

The Story

The phenomenon of streetism is a global menace as most street children are exposed to strenuous and dangerous situations on the street. In Ghana, it is estimated that there are almost 90,000 street children living in Greater Accra alone. Streetism in Ghana can be attributed to poverty and improper parenting.

A Non-governmental organizations save a street child foundation embarked on a walk on 2nd of September 2017 to emphasize the devastating situation of streetism in the country and solicit for support from various stakeholders and the government to curb the problem. After the walk, a health screening exercise was organized to check the health status of the children. During the screening doctors diagnosed some of the children of serious health conditions which required prompt medical treatment. One of the children called Hakim Alimeyahu was found lying sick on the street.

He was rushed to the GBC clinic for treatment and the resident doctor diagnosed him of acute kidney infection. He was treated and discharged with all expenses paid by the foundation. The team took hakim to DOVSU where he was referred to social welfare to provide a temporary stay at the Osu children home while the team looked for his family.

Unfortunately he ran away from the shelter home and after several publications and announcements on radio and television, Hakims father was found and reunited with his son. Currently, he has been enrolled back in school to realize his dream of becoming a medical doctor.

The Publicity

His story was aired on Atinka TV.

ATINKA TV

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Victoria Kpezie saved from congenital hairy nevus (February, 2017)

Victoria Kpezie saved from congenital hairy nevus (February, 2017)

Victoria Kpezie saved from congenital hairy nevus

The Story

In February 2017, Janet met an eight-year-old Victoria Kpezie who suffered a disease called congenital hairy nevus, a skin disease that could progress into cancer when not treated. The disease caused the abnormal growth of hair on Victoria’s face. Janet solicited for funds that enabled Victoria to undergo surgery successfully at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

The Publicity

Her story was aired on GTV.

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Short Documentary For Donations (December, 2016)

Short Documentary For Donations (December, 2016)

Short Documentary For Donations (December, 2016)

The Story

With the collaborated effort of team members,Save a Street Child Foundation sought to know firsthand what drives a child to the Street and the appropriate stategy to salvage the situation on December 26th,2017. The team provided them food after motivating and admonishing them that they can be who they want to be only if they are willing to be helped and taken off the streets.

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