The Street Children Project (SCP) was founded by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi in 2005 to address the problem of children on the street of Kumasi. Street Children Project is managed by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul working with dynamic staff members and volunteers. The Project provides multifaceted services to children in street situation, which include counselling, family reintegration and financial and other support in education and skill training. Currently SCP supports over 300 children in education and skill training.


It is estimated that as many as 20,000 children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 18 years roam the streets of Kumasi without care, parental guidance, shelter and other basic necessities of life. These children are exposed to dangers and abuses of various types; they are forced to perform tasks beyond their ages and capacities. They live rough and are exposed to criminal acts such as drugs, alcohol, commercial sex work, pilfering, fighting, etc. Children in street situation have no access to education or enterprise training and are likely to grow up into poverty and crime. Some children faced with extreme poverty in early childhood and abusive family situations take the initiative to go to Kumasi in the bid to work for their livelihood.


We envisage that all children live, grow and are cared for within their homes; that no child spends his/her childhood on the street.

Our mission is about the plight of children on the streets of Kumasi, we work at helping them explore other options in life, offering enabling services to motivate them towards reintegration, providing them opportunities for education, and enterprise development.

Read more about us in our Flyer.




Street Children Project
Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi