The Problem

In Ghana, there are great socio-economic differences and hardships in the society.

Children are the most vulnerable group in our society suffering the most from these social hardships. KIDCITY believes that giving these children a bright future, should be a collective goal in the society.

The Problem

The problem with orphanages and other institutions

An estimated 8 million children live in orphanages and other institutions around the world. More than 80 years of research proves that this environment harms their development.

Why are children in orphanages and other institutions?

Perhaps surprisingly, most children in orphanages and other institutions have families who love and want them, but they are born into poverty, or with a disability, in a place where families have little or no support.

Defining an ‘institution’ or ‘orphanage’

There are numerous definitions of what the term ‘institution’ or ‘orphanage’ means when referring to children. A clear distinction is needed between an institution and high-quality residential care.

In Ghana, there are great socio-economic differences and hardships in the society. Most of the work to address these hardships are undertaken by social workers and NGOs, who must rely on the charity of others and volunteers to carry out the necessary work. Children are the most vulnerable group in our society suffering the most from these social hardships. KIDCITY believes that giving these children a bright future, should be a collective goal in the society.

We recognize that these underprivileged children and children in orphanages, deserve an opportunity to learn and grow. Herein lies the motivation and our mission to provide access to interactive learning through play and creative arts to children in Ghana.
Through our Need Assessment program, we are able to identify the various needs and challenges facing underprivileged children, especially those in orphanages so that we may properly advocate on their behalf.

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