In the country of Ghana, over 50,000 children from the ages of 10-18 call themselves "street children". By reasons of circumstance, they have either run away from their families or been abandoned or orphaned, forcing them to flock to the city centers of Accra and Kumasi looking for work and education. There, they work and beg, looking for benefactors who might sponsor their education or employers who might put them to work. Their reasons for becoming street children vary. Many have parents who can no longer afford to care for them, or who are forcing them into arranged marriages. Whatever the reasons, these children, many of them still under the age of 15 are forced to live and sleep on the streets risking being assaulted, robbed or even sexually abused. Many charitable organizations have established shelters and day care centers where these children can take refuge. It is imperative that we bring adolescent massage to these children to nurture them and encourage them in their struggle.
The Liddle Kidz Foundation Global programs support children living in shelters and day care settings with the support of gentle massage and education in self-care and soothing techniques. Not only will these children benefit from the experience of receiving hands-on massage therapy, but they will also learn valuable life skills through the implementation of self soothing and relaxation techniques. With our skilled team, we will contribute to supporting the future of Ghana’s youth.