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Empowering Street-Connected Children with SRHR Training

The Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF), facilitated a two-day capacity building workshop for the Accra Platform of the Global Alliance for Street Work to educate members on issues of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights on Tuesday June 20th and Wednesday 21st June, 2023 from 10am – 4pm respectively.

At SCEF, we believe that every child deserves a chance to learn, grow, and thrive. That’s why we’re committed to supporting street-connected children in Ghana with various programs and projects that aim to improve their well-being and protect their rights.

One of our projects is the Fawohodie Centre, a drop-in center that focuses on the empowerment of women and girls in vulnerable situations. Our social workers, along with other professionals, provide sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information, education and services.
The workshop was led by our Fawohodie Centre Advocate Magdalena Wolter, who shared her knowledge and experience with the participants. Some of the topics covered include but not limited to:

  • The definition and importance of SRHR
  • The challenges and barriers faced by street-connected children in accessing SRHR services
  • The legal and policy framework for SRHR in Ghana
  • The best practices and strategies for providing SRHR education and support to street-connected children
  • The role and responsibilities of street workers in promoting SRHR among street-connected children

The workshop was very interactive and participatory, with group discussions, role plays, case studies, and quizzes. The participants were engaged and enthusiastic, and expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about SRHR. They also shared their feedback and suggestions for future workshops.

We’re proud of our Fawohodie Centre Advocate Magdalena Wolter for facilitating this successful workshop, and we’re grateful to the Accra Platform of the Global Alliance for Street Work for partnering with us on this initiative. We hope that this workshop will inspire more street workers to become advocates for SRHR and empower more street-connected children to access their rights and needs.
We’re also thankful to the Consortium for Street Children (CSC) for funding this workshop, and to the Muslim Family Counseling Services (MFCS) for being their regional representatives. We’re honored to be leading the Accra Platform of the Global Alliance for Street Work, a network of organisations working together to support street-connected children in Ghana.

This capacity building workshop is a part of activities mentioned in our latest blog post where we share how we’re making a difference and what’s next for our mission.
Join us in creating a brighter future for these amazing children!