Catholic Action for Street children (CAS) is a local Non-Governmental Organization (N.G.O.) established in 1992 to provide support and protection to children living on the street of Accra, Ashaiman and Tema Metropolis.
Children in the streets are a population which is not static. Over the years CAS dealt with migrant children, children who are born on the street, urban poor children as well as working children.
These children could be captured under the name “out of school children”.
The short term goal is to help these children by returning their dignity to develop into respectful citizens of the society. The long term goal is to educate the children in such a way that they can find suitable employment to build up their future lives.
CAS consists of five (5) departments: The House of Refuge, Demonstration, Hopeland, Long term and Short Sponsorship . Out of school children are made to go through all the programmes and activities organized by each department as part of their preparation to leave the street. However, CAS has conducted a lot of research into the background of these children and majority shows that the problem of out of school children is a very complex one and cannot be solved overnight.
After many years of working, CAS has decided to continue to improve programmes and activities that target the need and interest of these children in Ghana. In particular, the fieldwork activities where CAS works in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare.. read more »»