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FutureStarrFuture Stars Orphanage International
Here's a unique opportunity for you: voluntourism in Ghana. At Future Stars Orphanage International, you can live, for a week or more, with a child from our program in Tema. The children - some of whom are completely abandoned and from remote areas of Ghana - depend on volunteers like you to care for them and teach them new skills.
Future Stars started as a refugee camp for Liberian children but has since grown to include kids from other regional conflicts as well as local ones whose family are not capable of providing for them. Currently, there are 31 children in the orphanage and 140 enrolled in primary school. Their ages range from 3 to 19 years old. Future Stars is 100% supported by its volunteers and donations and has no religious affiliation.
Primary School — Future Stars runs a primary school in Buduburam with classes ranging from preschool through grade six. The school is made up of six classrooms, and an office building. School hours start at 7am to 3:30pm. We provide one meal per day. (Source: www.gofundme.com)
Introduction In our project area number of Orphan, Semi Orphan and Street Children are found. The problem of orphan / street children is acute due to urbanization and industrialization. Due to the deaths of HIV/AIDS affected persons, Re-marriage of deserted / widowed / divorce. Homeless and impoverished orphans in Ghana are in need of care and education. When no relative is able to care for a child, they are forced to live on the street and for that child, all hope is lost. Life is hard enough for a child in Ghana, but with no one to care for them; they are the poorest of the poor. Poverty in childhood is a root cause of poverty in adulthood. Impoverished children often grow up to be impoverished parents who in turn bring up their own children in poverty. In order to break the generational cycle, poverty reduction must begin with children.
Child Trafficking — There are over 1.3 million children in Ghana who are engaged in child labor. Trafficked children are dying because of the dangerous work they are forced to perform. Our project is focused on the fishing communities of Fetteh, Nyanyano and Senya Beraku where we know child labor and trafficking are common. We strive to eliminate trafficking through education, rehabilitation, and community empowerment. Volunteers will participate in children’s rights educational talks at local schools to raise awareness about the importance of education. (Source: www.gofundme.com)