Census on Street Children in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Department of Social Welfare, Ricerca e Cooperazione, Catholic Action for Street Children, Street Girls Aid

The Census on Street Children in the Greater Accra Region was carried out by the Department of Social Welfare (DSW)of the Government of Ghana and Ricerca e Cooperazione (RC), an ltalian NGO, in collaboration with two local NGOs: Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS) and Street Girls Aid (S.A|D). The Census was carried out within the project 'lmprovement of the Living Standards of Street Children and Street Mothers in Greater Accra', executed between October 2007 and April 2011, co-funded by the ltalian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by DSW and RC.

The main objective of the Census was to create a database on Street Children that could be used as a platform to enable Government to design relevant policies and spearhead the delivery of services in partnership with NGOs, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), families, communities and other stakeholders, to prevent and/or greatly reduce the phenomenon of Street Children in Ghana.