Ghana as a third world country has its fair share of socio-economic problems. My attention was drawn to the growing problems of abandoned children, the causes and effects it has on society and how best to avoid these problems.
Due to our country's under developed and poor infrastructure, there is poverty and non existence of jobs for the youth. In early 1998, I discussed a framework with my colleagues - one that recognises the growing pressures affecting the youth that are the hearts of human security in every society.
The pressures which include changes in national socio-economic growth, increasing competition in the technology sector, layoffs and unavailability of jobs. The public attitude towards serving poor communities - causes the youth to become increasingly vulnerable to political and social trends. Without addressing these realities could lead to uncertain outcomes for the low-income population and the communities we live in.
To correct this imbalance, I suggested that we develop a more deliberate philantropic investment needed to make, both ideas and aid available to the youth, with strategic cohesiveness of the fields in which we address
The evidence of this view, at least in programs of this nature, has grown even stronger. The commitment to build stronger and better organisation and try not to depart from the traditional program will mean more success in improving conditions in the poor and disadvantaged communities that we chose to serve.
The model of modern institution and industry building in the 90's is a venture capitalist one, which has become a pattern of entrepreneurial style. Our institution is a philantropic venture, therefore, by offering support and vocational training to the teenagers, adopting and caring for the abandoned babies. We will rather be increasing positively chances of survival and will present the street child with a lot of opportunities, discipline in family values, and awareness of their basic civic duties to their communities. The critical work of researches, inventions, innovations in which philantropic ventures can be proud of will not be complete until effecient delivery mechanisms are achieved and new ideas for product and services make our youth life measurably better.
Finally, our challenging task is for our program to effectively utilise production and delivery systems, supplier networks, systems of accountability and feedback to the advantage of the disadvantaged.