Mama Laadi supports children at risk of being trafficked or fending for themselves living on the streets in northern Ghana with a safe nurturing home. They can recover from trauma, attend school, receive medical care and, when they are older, get skills training to help them build a stable future. Mama Laadi is a trained community nurse -once a street child herself -her mission is to ensure very vulnerable children who cannot be resettled with their families are safe and have a future.
AfriKids works in the rural Upper East region of Ghana, an area where 1 in 13 children will not make it to their 5th birthday. We support children living in extreme poverty who are at risk of being trafficked, working in dangerous deep shaft mining activities or are homeless and living on the streets. Children who are in poor health and have no access to healthcare, children who are orphaned or believed to be spirit children and have no safety net or family support.
Mama Laadi's Foster Home provides a loving safe home to the region's most vulnerable children. It's a family home where children care for each other through a buddy system, overseen by Mama Laadi and her small support staff. It is a unique home for the small percentage of children who cannot be resettled with family and require permanent high quality residential care.
Children recover from trauma, receive an education and are supported to develop skills so that they can support themselves in adult life. As the children grow up they are helped through to independent life by the Young Entrepreneurs Program. It supports 35 children and is regulated by the government department of social welfare. The home also has a small guest house helping it to earn an income and become sustainable.