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Addressing Child Labour: From Home to Global Action

Dzifah Tamakloe

Child labour is a pressing issue that affects millions of children worldwide. I had an insightful discussion with Amidatu, a child rights advocate on the need to address child labour from the home. Below are some takeaways from our conversation.…

List of Adoption Agencies in Ghana

Dzifah Tamakloe

Adoption in Ghana is gradually gaining recognition. However, a lot more sensitization is needed to eradicate the stereotype attached to it. As a careleaver, I understand what family means to every child. Most Ghanaians love to adopt but fear the…

It’s a book launch…and You are all Invited

Dzifah Tamakloe

It’s a book launch…and You are all Invited. Experiencing childhood in an orphanage, I never envisioned working with orphans and vulnerable children. When I figured I had to put this book together, it was mixed feelings. I cannot save the…

History of orphanages in Ghana- All you need to know

Dzifah Tamakloe

The history of orphanages in Ghana is a painful trip back in time. Although no child welfare system existed in the pre-colonial Gold Coast, it was customary for the extended family, through kinship foster care and other community networks, to…

Planted But Not Buried

Dzifah Tamakloe

Life tries to convince us that there’s nothing special about us…and that we have too many obstacles to ever accomplish our dreams…and that we’ve made too many mistakes to ever leave our mark. But we don’t realize who we are.…

PRE-ORDER MY NEW BOOK

Dzifah Tamakloe

The countdown to the release of my book has begun with a pre-order. The impact I have seen talking openly about orphans and vulnerable children is incredible. Thank you for giving me the chance to see the writer in me.…

New Book Alert! Anticipate

Dzifah Tamakloe

I am thrilled to tell you about my new book (baby) yet to be birthed. One of the most significant causes of vulnerability of children worldwide is separation from the love and care of family. Loss of parental care has…

Read this Before You Dump a Baby

Dzifah Tamakloe

Do not be quick to dump a baby. Mothers unable to take care of their children can contact the Department of Social Welfare for assistance instead of abandoning them or exposing them to harm and even death. After assessment and…

International Women’s Day: All you need to know

Dzifah Tamakloe

International women’s day is celebrated across the nations of the world to appreciate women on March 8th every year. “Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge…

How do young people transition out of Care?

Dzifah Tamakloe

How do young people transition out of care? Graduation ceremonies are organized for almost every new level a person enters into but not with young people in orphanages. What happen to young people when they turn 18 years in the…

MY BOOK LAUNCH WAS A SUCCESS!

Dzifah Tamakloe

Hurray! My book launch was a success. My second title “Forest In The Wilderness: Life Inside A Ghanaian Orphanage” on my list of 5 sequel books on the alternative care space was unveiled in December 2021. I want to take…

CHARISTOUCH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR OVCs

Dzifah Tamakloe

Happy 2022 dear friends of CharisTouch. The start of a calendar year is the perfect time to start something new. Together, we were able to accomplish some amazing projects last year. From our 5th anniversary celebration, our outreaches and our…

Cake cutting in orphanages is essential

Dzifah Tamakloe

Having spent over a decade in an orphanage, I remember none of us got the privileges to cut a cake on their birthday. Most of us forgot our birthdays by default. I always almost forgot my birthday until level 300.…

Doing charity the right way

Dzifah Tamakloe

I’m an old beggar, a street-side hawker….Really, not literally, I earn my daily-bread on a daily basis. I am called the “vulnerable in society”. My children go to a nearby government school where luckily there’s no dress code. I promised…

MY BOOK LAUNCH SPEECH

Dzifah Tamakloe

A week before the launch of my debut book, I was confused and did not know what specific speech I was going to give. I made calls to a few friends to help my situation and the answer was “Dzifah…

The Care Leavers Ghana Network

Dzifah Tamakloe

Did you or your parent (s) or friend grow up in care? Join the national care leavers page on Facebook and Instagram by clicking on links below. Care Leavers Ghana Network is an online forum for Young people in care…

YOU ARE A DECISION AWAY

Dzifah Tamakloe

Every one of us is always a decision away from living a fulfilled or an amazing life. A lot of times we tend to either remain comfortable with certain situations and those situations eventually become a habit. Do not only…

FORGIVENESS IS A GIFT

Dzifah Tamakloe

To forgive is divine Are you finding it difficult to forgive your offenders? Listen, forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself. Sometimes we waste so much time for apologies from people who don’t even realize how much they have…

You are not alone! Be encouraged

Dzifah Tamakloe

Have you been battling loneliness recently? Often in our discouragement, we tend to lose the joy of the Lord because our day is all in ruins because the contract failed, a loved one lost his or her life, the baby…

WE HAVE A FRIEND IN JESUS

Dzifah Tamakloe

Do people reject your friendship always? What do you do afterwards? Cry? feel bad? or move on? There are times that you always wish a particular person was your friend. You go like.. How I wish so so and so…

Use What You have, You were Not Born Empty

Dzifah Tamakloe

We all have unique gift and abilities inside of us. Frankly speaking, no one was born empty. You were not born empty neither was I. But what do we see around us? A lot of people have neglected their own…

NGO MISCONCEPTIONS IN GHANA

Dzifah Tamakloe

Throughout the years, I understood that individuals tend to have numerous misguided judgments about what it resembles to work for a philanthropy or claim a philanthropy based association. Regardless of whether it’s to have an effect on society or work…

Fear of the unknown

Dzifah Tamakloe

Fear of the unknown is a universal experience that many of us can relate to. It’s that feeling of unease or anxiety that arises when we are faced with something unfamiliar, uncertain, or beyond our control. But hear me out,…

Alternative Care in Ghana

Dzifah Tamakloe

Alternative Care is a care for children who are not under the custody of their biological parents. Alternative care can be formal or informal, family-based care, or residential care. The Children’s Act, 1998 (Act 560) was amended in 2016 to…

WE ARE 5 YEARS HURAAY!

Dzifah Tamakloe

It’s been 5 years of #givingbacktosociety Thank you to all our Partners, Board members, Volunteers and friends for your support and love. Our 5th year anniversary celebration will be at #BASCO. All forms of partnerships are welcome. Contact +233249272409 to…