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42-44 Bishopsgate, London,
EC2N 4AH
United Kingdom

020 7614 7696

Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the most vulnerable children in West Africa.

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Want to make a one-off donation?

If you prefer to send a cheque please post it with your name and address on the reverse to:

Street Child of Sierra Leone
c/o JohnsonMagill
40-42 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AH

 

Give us something each month?

Regular giving is the best way to ensure that your support will have a lasting positive impact upon the children that we work with.

Or you can simply Giftaid it?

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 If you pay Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the UK we can get an extra 28p on top of every £1 you give us AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU. Please  don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box when you donate.
 


UKAM Appeal

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If you would like to set up your standing order the old fashioned way we are happy to help! Download the form above complete all sections and post back to us to the address above, we will then process it with the bank.

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If you would like to set up your standing order the old fashioned way we are happy to help! Download the form above complete all sections and post back to us to the address above, we will then process it with the bank.

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If you would like to set up your standing order the old fashioned way we are happy to help! Download the form above complete all sections and post back to us to the address above, we will then process it with the bank.


Don't forget to write in the message box "Sponsor a Child". Street Child will then be in touch with details of your child.

If you prefer to set up a standing order the old fashioned way, e-mail Georgie with the words 'Sponsor a child' in the subject and she will get in touch and tell you how.

 

BANK MANDATE FORM
If you would like to set up your standing order the old fashioned way we are happy to help! Download the form above complete all sections and post back to us to the address above, we will then process it with the bank.


The Kids

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James, Age : 16yrs
A bit about James ...
James was staying with his aunt but was abused and neglected. Due to his maltreatment he left and has been living on the streets for two years.

James wants to study. Yet he has no one to pay for his school fees and no possibility of earning enough money to pay for it himself. He says that he is trying to find a means To pay for his education, the staff fear this will lead to stealing and gambling.

 

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John, Age : 13yrs
A bit about John ...
Both of John's parents are blind and beg on the streets in order to feed themselves. They barely survive from day to day and therefore are not able to take care of their son. John was enrolled in school but has since dropped out because there is no one to pay for his school fees

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Marie, Age : 13yrs
A bit about Marie ...
Most of the time Marie lives on the streets and has been doing so for the last 2 years.

She was maltreated by her father, and therefore chose to leave the family home.

From time to time she will stay at her grandmother's place.


Sponsor a child on our programme

£40 per month is what it costs to fully fund a child on one of our projects. Be the sole sponsor for one child and help them regain their dignity, education and home.

£20 per month half sponsors a child on one of our projects. You and one other sponsor will fund a child through our programme, taking them away from street life and back into a loving home and school.

Sponsor them for the full two years of a project and learn what your money is achieving as you receive quarterly updates on their progress. When a child has successfully completed our programme in 2 years’ time, their family will be self-sufficient and able to live without our help.

We will continue to give you annual updates on their development so that you do not lose touch and your monthly donation will go towards another child who is still on the street and at the beginning of one of our projects. You will grow your SCOSL family as each child leaves the street and returns to home and school life.

Your money is not given directly to a specific child but is put into our central bank account to contribute to the running of the project. This avoids unfairness and disappointment.

However, you will be the sole beneficiary of news and updates on your child.


FAQ's

What do I have to do?
Just sign up to £20 or £40 per month! Nothing else.

What do I get?
Initially you will receive the information taken directly from your child's case file explaining their background. You will also receive a picture of the child, information on Sierra Leone and the area that your child is living. As progress is made with your child and their file is updated we will regularly forward this news onto you so that you are constantly appraised of their progress.

How much does it cost?
We ask for a minimum of £20 per month that's just 66p per day. This covers the costs of providing emergency care for the child, including food, clothing and medical care whilst they are on the street. It also covers their school fees, books and uniforms.

What happens when my child no longer needs the help of Street Child?
This is a key question - because this is the goal we are striving to reach! We aim to have a child living in a safe, self-sufficient home and progressing well in education within 2 years of them joining us. At which point they 'graduate'. What will happen, is that upon graduation, we will set your sponsorship against a freshly registered child - and in exactly the same way as before, you will receive regular updates on their progress. However, beyond the 2 years we aim to stay in touch with and 'follow up' on all 'graduated' beneficiaries, so we will continue to give you annual updates on every child you have sponsored. So rather than 'losing' your first child, what happens is over time is that you have grow your own 'Street Child' family!

Will I hear from my child?
Not directly. All communications will come from the staff in Sierra Leone who are working on a daily basis directly with the children. We are concerned that the temptation for the child to make lots of requests (and possibly for you to feel obliged to meet them!) would be too great - and run contrary to our goal of promoting self-sufficiency as opposed to dependence.

Can I write to my child or send gifts?
Again, it sounds really boring, but alas no. It is unlikely that we will find direct sponsors for all our children and we are concerned about creating tension and jealousy. Further, letters and gifts can easily be misinterpreted by children and give them false hopes. If you would like to communicate with the project or offer something more tangible then please contact Georgie.

'Can I visit my child?
We run a visitor and volunteer scheme which allows supporters to visit our work in Sierra Leone and see all of our projects. For more info click here

Am I under obligation?
Not legally! And if you do ever stop, don't worry your child won't be thrown from the programme! But money will have to be found from somewhere else, or another donor found.

What are the admin costs of child sponsorship?
Almost zero. The info you received is based on the notes the team in the field already keep - and in the UK, the info will be processed by one of our Volunteer heroes!

Can my school/ church/ club/ organisation sponsor a child/ school/ project?
Yes! We think that would be great. Please contact Street Child about the current possibilities.

How often will I hear about my child?
Typically about once a quarter. Though if you have a specific question at any time, we will do our very best to answer it.