HURDS Foundation -Ghana vision was borne from the inbuilt passion for promoting the rights of women and children especially girls. And having complied with the provisions of sections 27 and 28 of the companies Act 179 was registered in April 2017.
HURDS Foundation was founded and formed by Eva Ankrah a Social Worker from the University of Ghana, and as per the passion and experience gained at Initiative Development – Ghana, Women in Law and Development in Africa, and Ripples International respectively equipped me to form this organization. Working to promote the right of women and children over a decade built an unquenchable passion for ending domestic and sexual violence against children an especially the girl child which is a primary cause of child marriages in the rural and fishing communities in Ghana.
For so many years of creating awareness on child sexual abuse in schools and the communities, one question that cut across among student is the that what happens to their education and livelihood if they report the perpetrator who is the breadwinner or a member of their family.
I realized that without sustainable interventions to protect the welfare of children the menace- child sexual abuse- which is fast growing in our country will endanger many lives of children.
OUR KEY PROGRAM AREAS
Since receiving its first grant in 2018, HURDS from it has worked tremendously over the period to rescue and rehabilitate sexually abused children. The organization at its preliminary stage has gained visibility in the Western Region where it operates following the successful cases handled and its positive impact in on the lives which were saved. We are confident that if we attract funding from both local and international donors, we will address diverse needs with emphasis on care for orphans and vulnerable children, families and the communities, and also as our primary focus is to put up a temporary shelter to rescue and rehabilitate sexually abused girls for a holistic approach to end sexual violence against children.