Direct translation: Fence, Representing a fenced home,
A protector, Double security, Safe and Sound.
A Ban Against Neglect is a non-profit in Accra, Ghana working to empower street girls while cleaning up the environment. The main form of safe, clean drinking water in Ghana is sachet bags, bags that are like sandwich-sized plastic bags filled with water. Since there is no formal waste collection, over 40 tons of these bags are thrown into the streets every day. Every night, over 30,000 youth fall asleep on those same streets. Over one third of these youth are young mother's and their babies. Gender-based discrimination, lack of family support, financial stability and marketable skills make these street girls some of the most vulnerable in Ghana and contributes to the growth in second-generation street children.
ABAN in the News
Ronald Kurui and Lawton Kariher were, respectively, the first and second runners to finish the 5K run in this year’s Great Human Race held Saturday.
“You run to care for other human beings,” not just to get prizes, Kurui said. Kariher was running to help benefit the Chapel Hill organization A Ban against Neglect, which helps young women in Ghana to learn a trade and have a better life.
Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Callie Brauel (BSBA ’09) tells about her experience as co-founder and U.S. director of A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN).