Thomas, Bismark and Solomon go to school
It was only three months ago Thomas, Bismark and Solomon joined the inaugural cohort of Future of Africa’s Transition Off the Streets Program (TOSP). Before then the roamed the streets going between Opeibea, Shiashi, Okponglo, American House, Flower Pot, Arts Centre, Tema Station, and Kantamanto, wiping windshields and begging for money to survive.
We met these three through our weekly street outreach program, where university students and volunteers (FOA Leaders) hangout with children in street situations (FOA Children). These three boys had regular conversations with our FOA Leaders, participated in our Literacy and Arts programs, and demonstrated seriousness in leaving the streets.
Their decision to leave the streets is a bold. After a combined 14 years living in the streets they have decided to conquer one day at a time, a similar strategy they used in surviving on the streets of Accra.