Happy Children Project
Focus: Community and Education.
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Happy child project is to rescues street and ‘at risk’ children. Providing a 24 hour emergency centre, safe homes and a farm community which provide a secure base for their rehabilitation and re-integration back in to families and communities.
We aim to meet the immediate needs of street children by supporting their families and communities. In this way we are targeting the key issues which drive children on to the streets in the first place by Prevention, Rescue, Homes and Rehabilitation, Education and Training, Family – Re-integration, Fostering and Adoption.
Our vision is to build a “child safe home”. We work towards this by developing and implementing policies and procedures, to the best of our ability, to ensure the respect and wellbeing of children who come into contact with our organisation. The implementation of this policy and the guidelines outlined in our child protection policy is based on a spirit of positive commitment at all times to the best interests of the child.
Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation aim to develop in children the knowledge, skills, attitudes and concepts in key learning areas by providing learning experiences that are appropriate to a child’s age, learning readiness, stage of development and level of maturity.
We aim to foster a warm, caring and safe learning environment that stimulates curiosity, fairness and respect for others. We want to develop each child’s ability to effectively communicate in the language of instruction (English) while respecting the importance of the child’s home language.
Our duty is to Involve, inform and instruct parents in all aspects of child’s education and to Explore possibilities for re-establishing connection with their family, Fostering or adoption for their better future.
Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation offers a proactive, musical and theatrical approach to empowering children and making us all aware that there is more to a person's character than what we see on the outside. It's a program that opens doors to understanding through inspirational songs, peer-to-peer influence and collaboration to resolve challenging issues and help create a better world for everyone. It’s a musical that was inspired and created.
We tour communities with our performances throughout the country every year, followed by a series of shows. The community performances are free and open to the general public but it is aim at raising funds for our happy children projects.
The cast is made up of ordinary children from our happy children homes, who’ve embraced this extraordinary responsibility to bring their own truths (and often their pain) to the surface through their characters on stage, all for the benefit of other children. They’ve devoted an incredible amount of time to the project and we’d like you to join us thanking them all with a special gifts, donations and etc.
Costs & Benefits
Participants will contribute for the success of our projects in many ways:
Teaching (basic, general and informal education, vocational skills education and ICT workshops);
Teaching and coaching (physical education, girl’s empowerment and sports development, youth sport);
Mental development-Talent hunts (music, drama and theatre). Giving music-classes, organising music shows and performing arts programmes;
Creating awareness and increasing teachers, students and the general public knowledge about major infectious diseases by promoting positive change behaviour both in students and teachers and also at homes.
Volunteers will are introduced to different drums, all made locally and will have the opportunity to get a drum specially made for them, to take home and demonstrate their new-found skills to their family and friends and as part of the intercultural education programme.
Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation works incredibly hard to keep our costs at a minimum. Our affordable programs fees allow anyone wishing to volunteer overseas the opportunity to do so.
We do not charge an application fee. Programme fees are based on 7 night increments
For programmes stay longer than 8 weeks * Additional Cost: 80 euro per week.
4 weeks - 600 Euros, 8 weeks - 1260 Euros, 10 weeks – 1500 Euros
Our program fees include the following services:
Placement in a quality project;
Accommodations and meals;
Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency;
Airport meets and departure transfer by our project coordinator;
First night hotel accommodation *some programmes;
Transportation arrangement to project sites, tourist and cultural centres;
Volunteer Service Award certificate of achievement and Letter of completion;
Language and Immersion Programmes: Include 20 hours a week of local Language, Drumming, Dancing and Singing Lessons.
There are no qualifications necessary except for medical programmes. When a volunteer submit the online application, we ask for a copy of your resume/CV as well as a personal reference. We review the details sent to us, we speak to contact reference and follow up with a phone interview with volunteers to determine they are suitable for a placement. A potential volunteer must 18 years and above except in cases where there is arrangement for a student group accompanied by a supervisor or teacher.
Happy Children Project (Sport for change)
P.O. Box 28 MONKEY FOREST DTD. KLAGON,
COMMUNITY 19 – SAKUMONO. GHANA
Tel: +233 20 730 8573
Location: SAKUMONO. GHANA
Average cost per day: 22 Euros
Focus: Education and Community
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old