Midzo

Step One - We Inspire

Future of Africa’s work begins by reaching out to street residents and inspiring them using fun games and literacy activities to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships.

Midzo

"Let's Go!"

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday you can find our FOA staff and leaders hanging out with children in street situations at the Opeibea intersection. There, we're serving hot meals, participating in small group chats about life on the streets, sharing personal experiences, and responding to medical situations.

The primary goal of Midzo is to listen, empathize, and inspire street residents to either go back home or join our Miahaya program. Using fun games and literacy activities, our team at Future of Africa helps to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with children in street situations.

Meet Our Team

Make A Difference

We wouldn't be able to make the impact we do without the help of our volunteers who donate their time on the streets of Accra every week.

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Reaching Out

At Midzo our staff and volunteers identify street residents between the ages of 13-15 years, who meet the criteria for Miahaya, our holistic wellness program.

Our team documents weekly interactions to enable Future of Africa to learn more about our beneficiaries and their experiences. We pay special attention to interactions with young girls as they are the most exploited and
vulnerable on the streets.

We're Here To Help

As a result of FOA’s consistent presence in the streets, we have become a trusted first-responder to several emergency medical situations our street residents experience—from extreme malaria, hit and runs, stab wounds, and serious infections.

The children we serve have access to our 24 hours emergency line when they need urgent care.

Step Two - Miahaya

The Impact Of Midzo

At Midzo our volunteers have unique experiences that impact their lives. Volunteers have donated over 7000 hours and served over 16,800 meals. The FOA team has over 700 monthly interactions with street residents and responds to on average 10 health incidents a month.



Our Impact

  • I've spent almost half of my life on the streets, but now I get to go to school and focus on my dream of becoming a plumber.
    Thomas - 14 Years Old

Every Moment Counts

Every moment a child is off the streets and in the classroom is another moment for the Future of Africa.

How Rebecca Coffie found hope in the face of crisis

How Rebecca Coffie found hope in the face of crisis

Posted May 6th, 2021

Former Street Resident, Rebecca Coffie, Shares Her Story About Finding Hope When She Encountered Future Of Africa

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Leading The Effort To Support Accra's Street Children

Leading The Effort To Support Accra's Street Children

Posted Aug 16th, 2019

Assistant Dean at Ashesi, Torwomenye Azaglo, leads in an effort to support and rehabilitate Accra's street children.

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International Day For Street Children

International Day For Street Children

Posted Nov 12th, 2020

April 12th, 2021, is International Day for Street Children. Organizations across the world are recognizing this day to highlight the strength and resilience of children in street situations.

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Become The Change You Want To See

The future of Africa starts with young people harnessing the fundamentals of social responsibility to drive positive change within themselves.

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