Parents of some street children in Accra have complained about high demand of toiletries, stationary amongst others by some teachers from their wards.

The children are said to be sacked from school when they do not meet the demands.

They say the issue hinders their effort and makes it expensive for them to keep their wards in school and makes them end up on the streets to beg for money for support.

This was made known at an event organized to mentor parents of street children in Accra.

A Media and Communications Expert, Kafui Dey who spoke at the programme condemned the actions of teachers who overly exploit parents.

He called on GES to ensure that the issue is addressed and parents have lines to report their grievances to the Service.

Mr Kafui Dey also encouraged the parents to make a conscious decision to add value to their lives by embracing the support by the Foundation.

The Founder of Save A Street Child Foundation, also a journalist, Jane Quainoo also explained the need for the Parent Mentorship Programme as a means to tackle streetism from the root cause.

She said the Foundation will proceed to equip the parents with employable skills in order to improve their lives for a brighter future.

The event was graced with other renowned speakers who were a Regional Manager of Max International and a Journalist.

The parents also enjoyed some fun time with good music and refreshment.

Save A Street Child Foundation is a non-governmental organization which is aimed at curbing the menace of streetism in Ghana and beyond by reuniting the children to their parents and equipping the families with potential skills to improve their livelihood.

Story by: Nhyira Kwabi

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