Promoting safe migration and health, protecting vulnerable children, empowering women and marginalised groups towards development.

Promoting safe migration and health, protecting vulnerable children and empowering women towards development


Research and Counselling Foundation for African Migrants (RECFAM) was established in 2004 as a Non-Governmental Organization in Ghana and now has branches in USA (501c3), Cameroon and Nigeria – well versed in the field of women/children empowerment, migration, health 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. RECFAM produces organic and biodegradable sanitary pads – PRIDE Pads – out of banana and plantain fibre for rural school girls and women who lack access to proper menstrual hygiene products in Ghana. A transcendent philosophy that empowers women at every step in the process through job creation, leadership training, education and social entrepreneurship (www.pridepadghana.org).

What we do

At RECFAM, we offer counselling services, assist migrants, vulnerable children, refugees or displaced persons, provide sustainable professional/skill reintegration services to vulnerable children and migrants in need of such services, promote gender equality, create awareness on the dangers of irregular migration, human trafficking among others without prejudice; and encourage entrepreneurial skills training as well as assist in local initiatives for socio-economic empowerment as alternatives to irregular migration, child abuse, gender inequality and lack of good governance toward accelerated socio-economic development.

We make a difference

RECFAM’s mission is to assist the marginalized groups, empower women/children and potential or would-be migrants as agents towards sustainable development in countries as alternatives to irregular migration, human trafficking, socio-economic problems, child abuse among others, while promoting safe migration, social diversity, health and development without prejudice.

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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. ”


• RECFAM has started educational program that identifying migrants’ skills for the development of their country. The program will also piloting the registration of migrants in selected communities to better protect them during crisis. This initiative started after the multi-stakeholders’ crisis coordination capacity building workshop on Partners in Preparedness in Accra, Ghana: supporting evidence-based approach for effective and cooperative state action, Migrants In Countries In Crisis (MICIC) sponsored by EU and implemented by ICMPD, IOM, NADMO and other stakeholders.

• RECFAM is partnering with a Network of African Organizations for Migration and Development (NAOMID) that focalizes to contribute to the efforts of African Governments, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and migrant-led community projects to harness migrants’ technical, entrepreneurial, financial, and human/social resources to promote national and transnational development of Africa. The network is Identifying innovative sustainable development projects/ideas for replication in other migrants’ communities within African countries as alternatives. www.naomid.org

RECFAM Produces Organic and Biodegradable Sanitary Pads – PRIDE Pads – out of banana/plantain fibers for rural schoolgirls/women who lack access to proper menstrual hygiene products Click for more pridepadghana.org

Working hours

Monday- Friday :8:00-18:30 Hrs

We are here

St Johns - Dome - Kwabenya - Brekusu Rd, Taifa, Accra-Ghana.
Phone:+233 (0) 302 400016
Email: info@recfam.org

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