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The Street Academy

ACCRA, GHANA

 
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Our Mission

The Street Academy believes children have the right to education, the right to develop freely in thought and action, and the right to be empowered. Children suffering from deep poverty, fractured family structures, academic challenges, socio-emotional difficulties, and community instability face barriers to these rights and to their true potential. 

 

The Street Academy offers inclusive refuge for under-resourced and under-privileged children by providing an alternative school curriculum rooted in informal academic teachings, sports, music, art, and culture.  


The Street Academy is a three-year bridge program preparing students for mainstream education, the public school system, and vocational training.  Committed to the most vulnerable children, the Street Academy is 100% free, sponsoring books, uniforms, and two meals a day. 

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MANIFESTO

Whereas The Street Academy is a development hub for underprivileged and under resourced children of urban Ga Mashie communities investing in their dynamic cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and creative growth.

 

Whereas the Street Academy…

 

Commits to the inclusive education of children suffering adversity;

 

Understands poverty does not wall the heart, mind, and spirit of children;

 

Affirms a child’s right to survive and thrive;

 

Believes children’s resilience mirrors that of the wawa aba, a seed and Adinkra symbol of hardness, toughness and perseverance;

 

Encourages focus, social bonding, nation building and competition through sports;

 

Supports arts and culture as a means of expression and rooted tradition;

 

Recognizes girl children face unique vulnerabilities and fosters proactive interventions to support their health, safety, and school attendance;

 

Engages children with humanity, respect, and patience and prohibits the use of corporeal punishment; 

 

Accepts each child as an individual with distinct capacity and limitless potential.

 

Past and Present Partnerships

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