Ghana Street Children Apprenticeship Project (SCAP)
In Ghana, as recently as 2013, Challenging Heights reported that one million children between the ages of five and 15 were living on the streets. ‘Streetism’ is a real and terrible problem. African Enterprise saw a need several years ago, and acted. The Street Children Apprenticeship Project that African Enterprise runs in Ghana was created to alleviate associated problems with ‘streetism’ such as robbery, prostitution and drug addiction. Instead, children can be supported and empowered.
Every year through this program, African Enterprise brings children off the streets and equips them with skills through vocation courses including dressmaking and tailoring, computing, hairdressing and beautician, aluminium fabrication and auto mechanics.