The Universal Wonderful Street Academy
Osikan Ocean Rock Retreat Centre, High Street, Accra.
NGO SUPPORTING STREET CHILDREN IN ACCRA, GHANA.
The Universal Wonderful Street Academy is a non profit organization created to take care of children living in the streets of Accra, the capital city of Ghana.
Inscribed in the General Companies Registry of Accra, under the Registration Nº: CG027972012 and TIN: C000114829X was established in November 2012 by Louis Yeboah Womder Doe, an artist from Ghana, artist name LOUIS WONDER, aware of the importance of education.
The Universal Wonderful Street Academy aims to take the children off the streets and into a classroom where they can be educated, clothed and fed with one meal a day at no cost.
It has been established with the financial support of some Spanish friends, who after having visited the country to participate in a volunteering program with a local organization found out that there was still a large number of children who could not be cared for.
OUR VALUES: We believe in African values such as collectivism, honor, dignity, solidarity, communal life, cooperation, harmony.
OUR METHOD: Non-bureaucratic, simple, direct and efficient support to street children. All the funds raised in Spain go directly to support the school in Ghana.
OUR OBJECTIVES: Work to improve the living conditions of the street children by providing:
1. FREE BASIC EDUCATION to a maximun of 100 children, eventually to facilitate them access to formal education or vocational training school.
2. A NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE BALANCED DAILY MEAL For each child.
3. A HEALTH CARD for each child, ensuring him/her of medical treatment under Ghana´s State health care programme.
The Organization runs a non-formal school from 7.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday for children aged 6 to 16 years. In the school the children learn Maths, Science and how to write and read English. They also perform activities related to their own culture such as African drumming&dancing and create their own African Arts & Crafts.
To ensure a steady income and give continuity to the Project the Universal Wonderful Street Academy has also been formaly registered in Spain in the Andalucian Registry of Associations under the number 5.536, section 1 and CIF: G04769105.
FUTURE: To build a Center where the children can stay in offering a secure and structured enviroment where they can learn and develop better since at present they go back to the street after school hours.
WE BELIEVE THAT ONLY THROUGH EDUCATION WE CAN GUARANTEE A BRIGHT FUTURE TO SOME OF THESE CHILDREN!