Welcome to RECFAM
(Research & Counselling Foundation for African Migrants)
Who We Are
Research and Counselling Foundation for African Migrants (RECFAM) is a NonGovernmental Organization (charity) established in 2004, and officially registered and incorporated in Ghana with Registrar General's Department and Department of Social Welfare with a mission to conduct research, promote safe migration, combat irregular migration, human trafficking/smuggling, protect vulnerable children, empower women/socially marginalized groups, offer entrepreneurship development/skills training programs, counselling/psychosocial services; provide sustainable return and reintegration of voluntary returnees’/abused victims, education, advocacy, skill/knowledge transfer, community development initiatives, creating jobs matching platform and building generation of community change-makers towards sustainable development.
Developing pragmatic solutions to address social problems and promote equality, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship whilst building the capacity of change makers for the next generation and harnessing migrants’ technical, financial, manpower, brain drain and social resources towards sustainable development.
Community development requires human ingenuity. RECFAM selects a range of artisan ranging from masons, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, welders, mechanics, welders, tailors/seamstress, plasterers, tilers, jewelers, leatherworkers, graphic designers, painters, potters, sculptors, weavers, labourers among others for innovative training aim at formation of Artisan Market Associations (AMA). This makes the artisan skills available/relevant in labor market for easy access by community members, the district/municipal assembles and for anyone who need any of their services within their community, regional and national.
Meet the AfriPride Sanitary Pad Initiative, through which we endeavor to break the silence around the issue of Menstrual Hygiene, stigmatization and provide knowledge and guidance to all stakeholders, especially girls and women in rural areas.
AfriPride Sanitary Pads
AfriPride Sanitary Pads (formerly Pride Pad) are biodegradable, accessible, affordable, and quality sanitary pads for school girls and women in rural and peri-urban impoverished communities. It was integral to RECFAM in 2016 to fills a very important need for sanitary napkins to keep rural girls in rural areas in schools and further prevent them from some community members who goes to cities and buy the young girls sanitary pad in exchange for sex – resulting to teenage pregnancy, STDs, etc. among rural schoolgirls.