GOOD NEIGHBORS PROGRAM

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Welcome to FOA’s Good Neighbors Program (FOAGNP). FOAGNP is one of Future of Africa’s flagship program providing pathways to help Children in street situations in Accra (FOA Children) to transform their lives. FOAGNP has evolved from a weekly literacy and feeding program to providing holistic care for our FOA Children. Our focus is to build a caring community to advocate and bring these children to safety, permanency and total wellbeing.  

Through weekly outreach programs, we connect with our FOA Children at the Opeibea, Shiashi, Okponglo and American House intersections. In three years our team has reunited 9 FOA Children with their families. Children participate in weekly outreach programs to demonstrate readiness to transform their lives and we provide support through your generous donations to help them make a seamless transition to education, good health and total wellbeing.

Our commitment is to ensure no child gets left behind. We believe all young people, regardless of their abilities and/or circumstances they were born into should live a life of dignity and purpose.

``Change our story``

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Children in street situations consulted for the present general comment spoke strongly about the need for respect, dignity and rights. In expressing their feelings, they said, inter alia: “Respect us as human beings”; “I would like for people who have never lived on the streets to see us as persons with pride, like normal people”; “It’s not about getting us off the streets and into shelters. It’s about giving us a status”; “Governments should not say we should not be on the streets. They should not harass us if on the streets. We should be accepted”; “Living on the street does not mean that we cannot have rights”; “The street leaves its mark: either you get out or you don’t”; “We don’t want help, charity, pity. Governments should work with the community to give us rights. We’re not asking for charity. I want to become someone to fend for myself”; “[People] should give us a chance to use our gifts and talents to achieve our dreams”; “Give us the opportunity to change our story”.

GET INVOLVED

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HANGOUT

Have a conversation. Get to know them and be an advocate.

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LITERACY

Help them with basic numeracy, reading and writing to inspire the love of learning.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Share your creativity and explore the artist in you

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SERVE MEALS

Serve hot jollof and chicken or waakye and fish on Saturday evenings

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FIRST AID

Treat basic cuts or take them to the hospital for more severe incidents

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EDUCATION

Provide opportunities for them to go back to school

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EXCURSIONS

Expose them to new realities to inspire them

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REUNION

Reunite them with parents and family members if any

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