Light for children(LIFOC)

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Basic Information

Address: P O BOX KS 740,Kumasi,Ghana
Phone Number: 233 0244690843
Director: Mike Owusu

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Additional Information

Causes Served: education,health,human rights,summer school,child abuse prevention workshop,
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: vulnerable children,out-of school-teens,HIV positive children,orphanages,basic school children
Ages for Volunteer: 17 minimum and 60 Maximum
Hours of Service: 20 to 35 hours per week
Minimum Hours of Service Required: No minimum. We recommend at least 20 hours per week.
Days of Service: 5 days per week on average (usually Monday to Friday)
Languages: English
Languages used as a Medium: English
Experience Required:

Depends upon placement. Some placements require no experience.

Programs Open To: Anyone aged 17 or older.
Travel Arrangements:

Volunteers arrange own flights. Light for Children arranges transportation from Accra to placement, including overnight accomodation if necessary.

Participants Work: Orphanages, schools, hospitals, etc.
Application Process:

Available on our website

Visa Requirements:

Volunteers arrange visas before travelling; Light for Children assists with letters of invitation or other information as needed.

Program Highlights:

Sexual Abuse awareness -- volunteers give interactive presentations in schools.
Orphanage -- volunteers feed, bathe, and play with babies and young children
Computer literacy -- participants work with junior high school students.
hospital -- volunteers are placed according to their qualifications and interest
Customized programs are also possible for volunteers.

Mission Statement:

We strive to:

1) Educate and raise local and global awareness of the lives of vulnerable children in the Ashanti Region.

2) Engage a global community of young people with the view of vulnerable children empowering a sense of understanding and hope.

3) Enable the deprived children, their families and their marginalized communities to meet their basic needs.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Light for Children invisions a future where children in Ghana have healthy, happy and productive lives, which enables them to realize and pursue their full potential.

Program History:

Light for Children was set up in 2005 as a support group for children infected and affected by HIV. From this small beginning, it grew and developed into child-centered organization. LIFOC is a registered organization without religious or political affiliation. It seeks the welfare of needy and disadvantaged children and also focuses on community and humanitarian services.

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