Ghana

GIMAT Volunteer Network

GIMAT Volunteer Network (GVN) is a social enterprise project that operates developmental and sports programmes in deprived communities in Ghana. They support street children, orphans, school drop-outs, and people with disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to develop new skills and access education.

Participants

Street children, orphans, school dropouts, and people who suffer from disabilities

Locations

Accra

Homelessness Statistics

39%
Of Ghana's urban population, 5.5 million, live in slums (Africa Research Institute, 2016)

Urbanisation has driven up rates of homelessness. Domestic violence is a major cause of female and youth homelessness. The most vulnerable to homelessness are poor households in general and, especially in urban areas, women with children (GhanaWeb).

Although Ghana has made improvements in reducing hunger and poverty, there is still significant inequality, particularly between the north and south (World Food Programme, 2019).