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lightforchildren, Kumasi, Ghana

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Address: P.O.Box 740,Adum.
Kumasi, 00233  
Ghana
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 10
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Mission Statement


To contribute to the effective promotion of a healthy development for vulnerable children in the Ashanti region. To raise local and global awareness of the lives of vulnerable children in the Ashanti region. To engage a global community of young people with the lives of vulnerable children, empowering a sense of understanding and hope.

Description


Light for Children ? Ghana is a non-governmental, child centered, development organization, without religious or political affiliation. It provides welfare to the needy and disadvantaged children in society, and also focuses on community and humanitarian services. The organization was set up in response to the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on families, communities and on innocent children in Ghana and the NGO's focus is on children in Ashanti region. The effect of the epidemic on these helpless orphans and vulnerable children, especially HIV-positive ones, is tremendous and far-reaching. These children are often left in the care of their grandmothers who are sometimes too old and lack the financial and material resources to take care of them. Those who are HIV positive have a lot of difficulty in getting the anti-retroviral therapy, their main source of survival and existence. The organization, which is working closely with the HIV/AIDS clinic in the region, has set itself the task of identifying these children, assessing their needs and assisting them. What we do: 1.Care and Support 2.Educational Outreach 3.Counselling and Testing 4.Sexual Assault Outreach program in schools

Light for Children ? Ghana is a non-governmental, child centered, development organization, without religious or political affiliation. It provides welfare to the needy and disadvantaged children in society, and also focuses on community and humanitarian services. The organization was set up in response to the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on families, communities and on innocent children in Ghana and the NGO's focus is on children in Ashanti region. The effect of the epidemic on these helpless orphans and vulnerable children, especially HIV-positive ones, is tremendous and far-reaching. These children are often left in the care of their grandmothers who are sometimes too old and lack the financial and material resources to take care of them. Those who are HIV positive have a lot of difficulty in getting the anti-retroviral therapy, their main source of survival and existence. The organization, which is working closely with the HIV/AIDS clinic in the region, has set itself the task of identifying these children, assessing their needs and assisting them. What we do: 1.Care and Support 2.Educational Outreach 3.Counselling and Testing 4.Sexual Assault Outreach program in schools

Mission Statement: To contribute to the effective promotion of a healthy development for vulnerable children in the Ashanti region. To raise local and global awareness of the lives of vulnerable children in the Ashanti region. To engage a global community of young people with the lives of vulnerable children, empowering a sense of understanding and hope.

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