Children’s homes reeling from inadequate funding

By Edmund Smith-Asante

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Inmates of the Good Shepherd Orphanage

A study carried out from January 2009 to 2012 by the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) on Residential Homes for Children (RHC) in Ghana has found that the number of RHCs operating in the country had increased by 169 per cent from 55 in 2005 to 148 in 2012 and they catered for about 4,500 children.

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