The story of Street Child Rescue (SCR) begins with its president, Eric Kofi Asamoah, born 10th January 1964. A door- to-door salesman, and eventually CEO of Erida Ghana Limited since 1992 and a director of Precision Systems, New York since 1996, he offered potential customers a vial of innovative products in telecommunications and proved to be popular in the tourist industry in Ghana. He had taken a keen interest in research in the development of the Wli waterfalls, a project with potential and significance to stop the rural-urban drift of the youth in search of non-existent jobs in the cities.
Retired Col. Peter Agbeko born in 1929 and a lawyer by profession and a former director of legal affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces from 1961-1980. He became Executive Director of Veterans Association of Ghana and was a former Principal State Attorney at the Attorney General's Department in Ghana. He was a former legal advisor to the Namibian Government between 1992-1998. Peter is currently a private legal consultant.
In an attempt to respond to the critical needs of poverty stricken teenage parents and the rampant abandoning of newborn babies in refuse dumps, not only did they think that the plight of the teenage mothers and abandoned children made compelling health needs and support inevitable.
Where as they could not round up all street children and take up the responsibility of all abandoned babies, there could be a program that will help these children and their mothers to regain the hope of surviving by giving aid and free vocational training to enable them to contribute efficiently to the ongoing economic development process in their communities and our country, thus enabling them to take a prideful position as citizens of Ghana.
The project is a long term child support program designed to adopt and aid an entire spectrum of abandoned and disadvantaged children and improve chances of survival for these teenage parents.
Attention is not only on teenage females but also the males who need family-type counselling and education too.
This program was named Street Child Rescue Foundation founded in 1998. The organisation will also maintain a venture fund to explore new areas that need support programs that are consistent with its mission.
While striving to maintain family values, our programs' concern for helping the poor to get a break, as Eric would put it, "will be translated into action daily by the organisation's personnel".