Empowering women , protecting vulnerable children and promoting safe migration towards development.


Research and Counseling Foundation for African Migrants (RECFAM) was established in 2004 as a Non-Governmental Organization in Ghana and now has branches in Cameroon, USA – 501c3 and Nigeria – well versed in the field of women/children empowerment, migration and development.

RECFAM conducts evidence-based quantitative and qualitative research that raises awareness of the motivating factors underpinning development, women/children empowerment, irregular migration, human trafficking, child abuse among others. Based on the outcome of the research, the organization develops pragmatic sustainable approaches to counter these social problems and works in close collaboration with various stakeholders, Government and Non-Governmental Organizations to provide comprehensive solutions for the benefit of all.

The organization promote Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development. For example, RECFAM produces organic and biodegradable sanitary pads – PRIDE Pads out of banana and plantain fibre for school girls and women in Ghana. This is a transcendent philosophy that empowers women at every step in the process through job creation, leadership training, education and social entrepreneurship (www.pridepadghana.org).


RECFAM’s mission is to empower communities, women/children and potential African migrants as agents of sustainable development in their home country as alternatives to irregular migration, human trafficking, socio-economic problems, child protection among others.


At RECFAM we provide successful reintegration services to vulnerable children and migrants in need of such services without prejudice and encourage entrepreneurial skills training and assist in local initiatives for economic empowerment as alternatives to irregular migration and child protection.

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Help support RECFAM to promote children like these to go back to school this year and also to provide educational counseling on the spread of HIV/AIDS to migrants, vulnerable children and trafficked victims.


RECFAM has started educational program to promote regular migration for the benefit of all and piloting registration of migrants in selected communities in Accra Ghana to better protect them during crisis after the multi-stakeholders’ crisis coordination capacity building workshop on Partners in Preparedness: supporting evidence-based approach for effective and cooperative state action, Migrants In Countries In Crisis (MICIC).

RECFAM is partnering with the Network of African Organizations for Migration and Development (NAOMID) to identify or create innovative sustainable developmental projects, promote labour/skills transfer among others as solutions to irregular migration, unemployment, human trafficking and gender inequality for socio-economic development of Africa. Click for more naomid.org

RECFAM Produces Organic and Biodegradable Sanitary Pads – PRIDE Pads – OUT banana/plantain fiber for school girls/women in impoverished communities in Ghana. Click for more pridepadghana.org

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“Help support RECFAM to provide adequate academic environment and proper living conditions to vulnerable, trafficked and deprived children in these poverty stricken communities. ”

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