Helping some of the world’s poorest children to access education
Street Child is a grass roots charity that helps the poorest children in West Africa and Nepal to go to school. We are dedicated to empowering vulnerable children through education and currently have a special focus on girls’ education and education in emergencies.
Street Child began its work in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children, eight years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 50,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal.
Whether working with children on the streets, those in rural communities that simply have no schools or in crisis areas where children’s access to education has been destroyed, Street Child is committed to transforming lives through increased access to education. We have a core focus on sustainable responses that ensure children can stay in school and gain a full education.
The charity works in some of the world’s poorest countries, including regions recently beset by major natural or medical crises, like Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal.
We are currently focusing on girls’ education and its ability to help communities break out of poverty.
Our projects are designed to help ensure that children whose educational opportunities are at risk can sustainably access their right to a seat in the classroom.
Since we began in 2008, we have helped 53,000 children back to school
During Ebola, we supported 6,000 Ebola-impacted households with grants, social support and business advice
We have built 40 temporary schools in Nepal after the earthquake destroyed thousands of classrooms