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Annual Report 2 0 1 0 April, 2011. | Chance for Children 1 We say „Thank you very much“ to all our individual sponsors, churches and associations for.

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1 Annual Report April, 2011

2 | Chance for Children 1 We say „Thank you very much“ to all our individual sponsors, churches and associations for your kind and generous support, your ideas and your prayers throughout It was a successful, challenging year. We improved the quality of CFC in many areas, so that our kids will grow up to be responsible, self-sufficient young Ghanaians. We were able to support 5 kids in their families, 12 youth members in their flats or boarding schools, 10 girls in the Girls Group Home and 24 boys in Hebron. All these 52 kids were on a fully sponsored programme. Besides that we were able to give 25 kids a chance to escape from the pressures of street-life for a few hours a day by attending our Drop-In Centre as well as making100 face-to-face contacts per month through our fieldworkers on the streets of Accra. Meanwhile 22 young men and women have successfully graduated from CFC and are standing on their own feet. During the year 2010 we all learned more about project management. We have put a main focus to work on a Girls Curriculum as well as to develop our street-work endeavours. Daniela Rüdisüli Sodjah Amon Kotey The vision of Chance for Children: Street children in Accra should have the opportunity to take control over their lives through experiencing love and safety, and receiving education and professional training. Thank you very much for your support in 2010!

3 | Chance for Children Street-work We made big progress in approaching the street children in different ways and offering them several services, such as reunification, recreation and education. We also improved our data recording efforts of the work that our two fieldworkers accomplished as well as on their quality accessing children and holding workshops with them. The kids are attended on the street and divided into different stages: New cases, Engagement Stage and Investigation Stage. Afterwards they are either reintegrated or transferred to our Drop-In Centre or other NGOs. The street workers record all their activities on the street on a tracking sheet: how many kids they interacted with, in which stage they were, which service they offered and if they completed an interview report or Social Investigations. Each month the two workers recorded around 100 face-to-face contacts with children on the streets. 2

4 | Chance for Children Drop-In Centre Until the end of the year we achieved that 25 kids could get rest for a few hours a day from the pressures on the streets attend English and math lessons attend trainings in carving, tie and die, batik, arts, drumming, basket weaving and carpentry attend religious studies and workshops in health education receive first aid and basic vaccinations have clean water to bath and wash their clothes have one nutritious meal per day spend some fun time with peers talk to someone they can trust get a new perspective on life Some of them found their way back to their families, 8 found a new home in Hebron and 5 girls moved into the Girls Group Home in James Town. 3

5 | Chance for Children Hebron Home By the end of 2010 there were 23 kids in Hebron. 4 kids left to the Youth Department, 3 of them performed very well on their final exams in JHS. 8 new children came from our Drop-In Centre. One boy left and was reunited with his mother and two siblings in a flat in Nsawam. We were able to improve the quality and quantity of the production of recycled cards and “Tie and Die” materials. A big variety of workshops and weekend programmes were held and attended by the kids: religion, sports, creativity, beach, dance, games, science… We achieved great improvements by creating individual development plans for children (logbooks, care plans, etc). We were very grateful that a psychiatrist tended to the boys who needed help in a particular area. 4

6 | Chance for Children Girls Group Home James Town We were able to celebrate the first anniversary of the home in November We are proud that we were able to provide 10 girls with a safe home. Although it was a challenging year, we are pleased that 10 girls can live protected, go to school or learn an apprenticeship and work towards a bright future. 4 girls joined us from our Drop-In Center, 1 girl joined from the Shelter for Abused Children, Social Welfare A group of experts started working on a specific Girls Curriculum, so that we are able to treat all upcoming topics for girls, who grow through their adolescent years towards becoming responsible young Ghanaians. We also had a successful parents meeting and are implementing individual care plans for each girl. 5

7 | Chance for Children Youth Department By the end of the year we counted 12 youth members 4 boys from a senior high school level 1 boy from an art school 7 boys from apprenticeships : 1 shoemaker, 3 electricians, 2 plumbers, 1 car-mechanic Throughout the year the youth members were visited by social workers at home, in school and their work places. They were guided in monthly youth meetings as well as in individual discussions. 2 members of the youth graduated during the year. One went to the military, the other one completed training as a car-mechanic. 6

8 | Chance for Children Children supported in families Families should be empowered to take care of their kids. 5 kids, 3 boys and two girls are supported within their original families. They receive financial support as well as guidance and counselling by social workers. We created a tracking sheet, on which we record how often and at which time we visit each child and family. We also access the families, look at their strengths as well as at their weak sides. 7

9 | Chance for Children 8 Portrait Chance for Children Our work Chance for Children serves approximately 70 children and youths at one time. Drop-In Centre in Jamestown Opened in November 2008, the Drop-In Centre provides up to 30 street children with relief from the struggle of surviving in the streets. The children receive a hot meal, medical and psychological care, and the opportunity to participate in lessons as well as various handcraft workshops. In this way, CFC is able support street children in their current situations and work with them to develop short- and long-term perspectives. Girls’ Group Home in Jamestown Since November 2009, CFC has been able to offer housing for up to ten formerly homeless girls in a supportive cooperative living situation. The girls attend public school or complete a job training programme. Hebron Home for boys First opened in 2002, the CFC dormitory in the outskirts of Accra is home to up to 30 boys and teens. As members of a community, they learn to take responsibility for their behaviour. The boys attend school in the neighbouring town of Nsawam. Youth in professional training Youths who have finished their required primary schooling are enrolled in job training programmes or further academic studies. They receive regular visits, both in their cooperative living quarters and at the boarding school, from CFC’s youth workers, who accompany and guide them on their journey to independence. Workshops The children and teens take part in a variety of regular tasks and educational workshops. Through the process of manufacturing batik fabric, greeting cards, and jewellery, they discover and further develop their talents for handwork. Completed training Over the years, 22 CFC youths have completed their education and now live independently and self-sufficient lives.

10 | Chance for Children 9 «Chance for Children» is an international NGO (non-governmental organisation) according to Ghanaian law and a charitable association according to Swiss law. The two founders, Amon Kotey and Daniela Rüdisüli Sodjah, manage the project. As required by Ghanaian authorities, there is an external auditor who oversees all financial matters. Organisation Chance for Children Org chart Dezember 2010 ACCOUNTANCE Kafui Dei-Tutu CFC FRIENDS CH Isabel Lohri STREET WORK Amon Kotey CHILDREN REUNITED Amon Kotey DROP-IN CENTER Seth Tawiah Lartey GIRLS GROUP HOME Alena Buchmann HEBRON HOME Daniel Awuley Nartey YOUTH Osman Adam Ibrahim MANAGEMENT Daniela Rüdisüli Sodjah, Amon Kotey Daniela Rüdisüli Sodjah, Roger Rüdisüli, Martin Jud, Daniel Duff BOARD ADMINISTATION CH Margrith Rüdisüli

11 | Chance for Children 10 Overview about Finances Income: Chance for Children is being financially supported by more than 1‘500 individuals, churches, schools, associations and companies. Donors reside primarily in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, but there are also donors from Austria, Germany, Ghana, France, Canada and the United States was a record year with an income of CHF 600‘000. Kids and youth of CFC were able to contribute almost CHF 15‘000 by producing as well as selling cards, drums, facbric and other goods. This also includes the income generated through giving workshops. Donations were lower in the first quarter of 2011 – we are hoping that this is a temporary phenomena and donationas will increase again in the rest of the year Expenses Total expenses in 2010 were CHF 322‘000. This is 7% higher than in 2009 and is driven by the higher number of children that we take care of and the extension of CFC‘s offering (e.g., girls group home in Jamestown). 90% of the expenses are directly benefing CFC‘s children and youth. These are expenses for school fees, food, clothes, care taking, transportation as well as accomodation for the children. The current expenses for the 70 children are about CHF 314,000 that means about CHF 4‘490 per child Reserves The management and staff of CFC are very much aware of the long-term responsibilyty for its children. For that reason it was a major goal for CFC to build up some reserves. Chance for Children was able to increase its reserves by almost CHF 280‘000 in We believe that CFC now has a very solide amont of reserves and therefore we will increase our investments in our offering (e.g., the new buildng for girls in Hebron) as well as increase the numnber of children we take care of

12 | Chance for Children 11 Quelle: Chance for Children Buchhaltung Total expenses: 322‘338 ▪ Current expenses: 314‘583 ▪ Expenses for goods sold, cards, workshops 7‘754 ▪ Investments: 0 ▪ In 2010 there were no significant investment – we built up significant reserves so we will be able to invest in 2011 (i.e., new building for girls in Hebron) ▪ The current expenses for the 70 kids are about CHF 314,000 that means about CHF 4‘490 per child ▪ The children and youth of CFC benefit directly of 90% of the expenses ▪ These are expenses for the school fees, food, clothes, care taking, transportation as well as accommodation for the kids Transportation in Swtizerland/Flights: 2‘542 (0.8%) Insurance/visa/permits: 9‘729 (3.1%) Administration/advertisement: 20’242 (6.4%) Others in need: 643 (0.2%) Kids direct: 281‘426 (89.5%) School fees, food, clothes and transportation: 33.3% Care taking: 45.0% Accomodation: 11.2% Current expenses: CHF 314‘583 (98%) Expenses 2010 Swiss Franc from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

13 | Chance for Children 12 Swiss Franc from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 Quelle: Chance for Children Buchhaltung. Sales 2010  Kids and youth of CFC are able to contribute almost CHF 15‘000 by producing as well as selling cards, drums, fabric  This also includes the income generated through giving workshops. -7’774 Expenses 22,627 Income 14,872 Profit CFC Sales and workshops

14 | Chance for Children Goals for 2011 Children supported in families Re-integration of children into their families, continuous guidance and support Quality enhancement of our work  Individual evaluations, continuous control of goals and care plans for children Focus girls Respond to individual needs of the girls  Complete curriculum and apply it  Girls House construction in Hebron for girls Street-work Intensified contact to children on the street  Contact to 100 street-children per month, Chance for Children Team

15 | Chance for Children 14 Thank you very much for your support Account in Swiss Francs: Raiffeisenbank Benken (Clearing: 81256, PC-Konto der Bank: ) Spendenkonto Chance for Children Konto-Nr.: IBAN: CH SWIFT/BIC: RAIFCH22XXX Account in Euro Euro-Konto in Deutschland: Postbank Stuttgart (Bankleitzahl ) Spendenkonto Chance for Children Konto-Nr IBAN: DE SWIFT/BIC: PBNKDEFF More Information under: In Ghana Amon Kotey / Daniela Rüdisüli Sodjah P.O. Box 251 La - Accra Tel.: (0) (Amon) Tel.: (0) (Daniela) In Switzerland Public Relations Isabel Lohri-Lukunic Riegenenstrasse 5 CH-3552 Bärau Tel.: ++41 (0) Administration Margrith Rüdisüli Kehr CH-8737 Gommiswald Tel.: ++41 (0)


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