A growing number of children in Ghana are victims of trafficking, and the situation is rapidly aggravating from widening income inequality and the HIV/AIDS crisis. Affected minors from affected families are left vulnerable to kidnapping and recruiting from criminal organizations that prey on more than 200,000 minors living in the streets of Accra alone.
Building Hope aims to house and empower children by providing them with the necessary tools to thrive. The project includes the construction of a network of buildings that can house, feed, provide medical and psychological attention and skill training to 140 minors in the neighborhood of La. Facilities such as large kitchens, makerspaces, art studios, and an improved soccer field will also be accessible to the community seeking integration and a strong sense of belonging to the orphaned children with the locals. The project gives minors the opportunity of being mentored and supported by locals willing to participate.