the African Child (HAC) GHANA
month we are celebrating the HAC organization that works in Ghana
to ensure an Africa with strong confident youth characterized by
active community engagement and a commitment to achieve both collective
and personal aspirations. Help The African Child works mainly with
vulnerable children in the community in terms of poverty, malnutrition,
child labour, slavery, disease and systemic inequality. It was founded
in the year 2007 in Accra and operated in small projects until it
was finally registered in the year 2012. It focuses on different
projects from health and hygiene to environment to education to
agriculture and to taking care of vulnerable children.
labour being rife in some parts of Ghana as well as the children
being exposed to different challenges HAC works to ensure such children
get a better chance in life by placing them in orphanages or foster
care. Case in point is the young men living in the slum of Agbogbloshie,
as seen in this short video these young boys are eager to learn
and become responsible members of the society. http://www.ghanaspride.org/
At the same time the film highlights the dangers of electronic waste
in the slum and how it affects the communities living there.
young soccer players
HAC also uses sports to promote peace, unity and development in
the society by bringing children from different communities together
in different sports like netball, soccer, basketball, boxing and
sports program saw the establishment of Ghana's Pride Football Club
which involves children aged between 8-17 years and which works
in conjunction with the Nike Foundation and the Los Angeles Unified
School District. These children gain physical, mental and life skills
through these program.
enjoying their meal
In the 21st century it is important not only to forge meaningful
partnerships but also to make them work. In this regard, HAC works
with other local organizations and international organizations in
projects like the Breakfast for Hope Project which seeks to provide
breakfast to young school children so that they may not only be
healthy but concentrate in class activities. HAC also welcomes volunteers
who can work individually or in group activities withing the major
To learn more about the projects and how to get involved get in
touch with Help The African Child (HAC) via email HacGhanaFoundation@gmail.com.
Check their activities on their Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/HelpTheAfricanChild/timeline.