As The Street Academy is a non-profit organization, we depend on donations from companies, individual philanthropists and numerous other sources of funding. Therefore, The Board of Trustees has designed a number of programmes to address the issue.
First, the needs of the children have been identified, and those placed as the priorities include:
- Feeding - At least one meal a day. This eases the burden to work on the streets.
- Clothing - Solicit clothing, from the public for them.
- Clinic - Set up a clinic to look at dental, ear, nose, throat and general diseases which plague children. Their mothers will also be encouraged to attend and we hope to use the opportunity to counsel them.
- Premises - The present premises, which is the property of the National Cultural Commission, needs urgent refurbishment. For a longer term project, The Street Academy has acquired land and is planning to build its own premises. This project could start as soon as funds are available.
Most of the money raised from the Student Support program will be diverted to sponsoring the children and youth in the formal school/practical skills training program.
The Street Academy's Board of Trustees would like to encourage all well wishers, philanthropists (both local and foreign) to associate with the Academy by being a Life Patron, Patron or Friend. Life Patrons could be either individuals or corporate bodies, whose annual contributions would be above US$5,000 per annum. They will also be encouraged to sponsor projects designed and approved by the Board of Trustees. Patrons will contribute minimum US$1,000 each year and Friends will give any amount they can afford.
Patrons and Friends are also encouraged to participate in diverse ways in The Street Academy's programmes. We consider all to be stake-holders who will want to see child streetism minimized if not eradicated in Ghana.
Please Contact Us if you are Interested in funding a project or want to learn mroe about how to get involved with the Academy.