The inspiring story of the Ghanaian student-led Foundation changing the lives of street children

The inspiring story of the Ghanaian student-led Foundation changing the lives of street children

With world evolving, and the young generation becoming more and more of the leaders in diverse fields, it is inspiring to note the efforts of those that turn their talents to charitable causes.

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Young people all over the world have begun to extend their gifts beyond securing fortunes for themselves, and are motivated to push their community’s development just as they climb up the success ladder.

And this is how YEN’s attention was drawn to a foundation in Eastern Region, which seeks to protect, help and nurture street children so they aspire for a better future.

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Some members of the Who Cares About Me Foundation

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Founded in Suhum in August 2016, the Who Cares About Me Foundation was founded by Boateng Fareed, a graduate from T. I Ahmadiyya Senior High School.

The foundation’s primary membership constitutes of students from the different universities across the country.

The WCAMF’s core objective is to provide children from deprived communities the basic needs, as well as support and mentor them to discover their inner potential.

The mission of our foundation is to inspire the hopeless, empower the street child and provide a helping hand to children in the deprived areas of Ghana,” Founder, Fareed Boateng says to YEN.

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Since its inception, WCAMF has successfully embarked on a number of projects, including donating books, clothes and other basic essentials to schools in some rural communities across the country.

The foundation also engaged in a Peace campaign during the 2016 general elections, by promoting a Peace film to educate the public about the need for a harmonious election period.

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Currently, the foundation seeks to draw attention to the daily struggles of street children, as they fight to survive through whatever means available to them.

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In a documentary series dubbed, ‘The Voice of the Voiceless,” WCAMF will interact with youth living and surviving in deprived communities, as part of efforts to call on institutions and the general public to lend their support to them.

The foundation hopes to extend its project beyond their region and help alleviate the daily struggles of as many street children as they can.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The foundation is calling on institutions, groups and the general public to support their cause however they can. Interested parties can contact YEN at info@yen.com.gh to get in touch with the foundation.

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