Ghana Street Children Apprenticeship Project (SCAP)

Over a million children in Ghana, ages 5-15 live on the street and are involved in such things as robbery, prostitution and drug addiction. Living on the street excludes these children from basic human rights such as safe family environments and protection against exploitation.

Several years ago, African Enterprise began a program to alleviate associated problems with ‘streetism’ and instead support and empower children. Every year through the Ghana Street Children Apprenticeship Project (SCAP), 50 children are brought off the streets and equipped with skills through vocation courses including dressmaking and tailoring, computing, hairdressing and beautician, aluminum fabrication and auto mechanics. Along with learning life skills, they are trained and disciple in the Gospel.