Welcome to RECFAM

(Research & Counselling Foundation for African Migrants)

Safe Migration

Promoting safe migration & combating all forms of human exploitation in Africa.

Empowerment

Protecting vulnerable children, empowering women and all socially marginalized groups.

Actionable Training

Entrepreneurial skills training programs towards sustainable development.

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.

Sustainable Interventions-

Artisan Markets

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.

Eco-inclusive Innovations-

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.

Promoting safe migration, combating all forms of human exploitations, empowering children/women, offer entrepreneurial development/skills training programs and creating next generation of community change-makers towards sustainable development.

What We Do

Research

RECFAM conducts evidence-based quantitative and qualitative research that raises awareness on the motivating factors underpinning social problems in society, irregular migration, human exploitation, community development, human trafficking/smuggling, policy implementation, etcetera.

AfriPride Sanitary Pad Production

Locally manufactured banana and plantain fibre serve as raw materials. Education on menstrual health hygiene and awareness creation to destigmatize menstruation in schools and communities. Women are integrated in the whole value chain from raw material sourcing to manufacturing and distribution.

Family Tracing/Reunification

We conduct family tracing, reunification and mentorship services on case-by-case basis. The family tracing includes home study, family assessment, pre/post counselling services, facilitation of family meeting and child welfare checks to ensure proper sustainable reintegration support for both migrants and abused children.

Empowering Socially Marginalized Groups

RECFAM empowers women/socially marginalized groups with sustainable livelihood support programs, education and entrepreneurial skills training. We promote and protect their rights and encourage their participation in decision-making to make their voices heard.

Advocacy

RECFAM carry out public policy advocacy and adherence to local national and global orientedness that ensure migrants and vulnerable children access to protection and their human rights collaboratively.

Return/Reintegration

RECFAM collaborates with various stakeholders nationally and transnationally to ensure the safe and dignified sustainable return and reintegration of voluntarily returned migrants and trafficked/abused victims’ in a holistic way.

Counselling Services

Potential migrants, voluntary return migrants and abused children including victims of trafficking and their family members are offered pre/post counselling services and psychosocial counseling at their preferred medium that is comfortable for them; one-onone or face-to-face, visually, on phone, group, etc.

Protecting Vulnerable Children

The organisation promotes child rights, prevents neglect and protects the total welfare of the child from all forms of abuse including early forced marriage, negligent, trafficking, etc. RECFAM also conducts research and raises awareness on the dangers of all forms of child abuse.

Media Stream

Comprehensive Report on AfripPride Pad

Comprehensive Report on Pride Sanitary Pad (now AfripPride Pad)

Progress Report on RECFAM’s Pride Sanitary Pads

Watch Progress Report on RECFAM’s Pride Sanitary Pads

RECFAM Campaign Against Forced Marriages

RECFAM Campaign Against Forced Marriages in the Nkwanta North & South Districts of the Volta Region.

News & Events

Creative Synergy

RECFAM has launched creative synergy innovations with regional affiliated organizations in Nine (9) ECOWAS countries on the impact of COVID-19 on migration and mobility to identify and replicate best practical protection on migrants/refugees towards national/transnational development. The regional affiliated organizations are in Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, The Gambia and still counting.

Entrepreneurial Development/Skills Training

Our entrepreneurship development/skills training programs in collaboration with Tume Integrated Empowerment College (TIEC) mould you. Remember that your future is created by what you do today but not tomorrow. Money look for ideas, and not the other way round. Enroll now by visiting www.tiecollege.com.

RECFAM Produces Organic and Biodegradable Sanitary Pads – 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. Women are empower at every stage in the process through job creation, leadership training, education and social entrepreneurship. (Read more www.pridepadghana.org).

Pride Sanitary Pads won SAG-SEED Award in 2017

RECFAM’s Pride Sanitary Pads won SAG-SEED Award in 2017 – an annual Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies sponsored by European Union and supported by UNNDP and others. Click for more...

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