|The current provision that the UCC delivers include:
Where we work:
- Providing a 'home' environment for up to 10 orphans that live at the centre.
- Provide numeracy and literacy classes for 120 street children, orphans and underprivileged children.
- Paying for up to 100 children to attend school.
- Providing extra support classes for the 120 children attending school.
- Running 6 football teams (U10’s, U12’s,U14’s, U17’s, Adult team & a mixed age girls team)
- Running a vocational centre to give children who have come through our education programme the opportunity to learn an employable trade that which will help them to build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities in the future.
- Giving vocational and career support to people in the local community.
The project was established in Accra, Ghana by the Founder, Billa Mamud in 1998. There are 26,000 children living in street situations in Accra, Ghana.(CAS 2007)
The economic difficulties in Ghana mean 30% of the population still live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.
We work in Teshie, which is one of the poorest inner city communities within Accra and draw children from LaBadi where the project started.
Billa Mamud is the founder of the project. He started under a mongo tree in Appapa, LaBadi with a handful of children. Now the project has over 120 coming to our centre in Accra and 136 that we have sent to state school.
A charity of the same name existis in the UK to help raise funds and provide support for the work of the Ghana NGO.
Trustees: front row, left to right: Rachel Jay (Treasurer), Paul Nash. Rear row, left to right: Steve Hirst, Karen Tooley, Andrew Elliott (Chair), Tim Evans.
There is also a charity established in The Netherlands called the Akosua Foundation that also provides financial support to the Ghana NGO.