About Us

Every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. 


Who We Are.

We believe that every child deserves the right to safety and to be empowered through education. Working in some of the poorest areas in the world, we strive to ensure that every child has the chance to go to school and learn.

Where We Work.

We began our work in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children, nine years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 100,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nepal and Nigeria

What We Do.

We work with local partners to provide sustainable solutions that have the maximum impact. We focus on protecting children, educating children, empowering families and supporting children in emergencies

Our Impact. 


Our focus is on low-cost sustainable solutions that make a real difference to the children we support. Since 2008, we have helped over 100,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 15,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children long-term.

Our Story.


"I have always believed in being the change in the world that you want to see" 

In 2008, Tom Dannatt travelled out to Sierra Leone, then the poorest country in the world. Whilst there, he witnessed unimaginable poverty. Children as young as five were living, working or surviving on the streets; they were alone, out of school and without hope for the future. He was inspired to act.

So, Street Child was born.

The plan: to find one hundred street-connected children and help them back into a family and back to school.

Just nine years later, we have helped over 100,000 children to go to school and supported over 15,000 families to set up businesses across five countries. 

 Street Child Charity supports vulnerable children to go to school and learn. 

Meet The Team. 


The Street Child team is made up of a group of passionate people who are committed to making a real difference to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

From our Senior Leadership team and trustees who drive our vision and strategy, to our fundraising team who work hard to raise vital funds and our amazing programmes team who make our work happen on the ground.  


Get In Touch.


Whether you want to learn more about our work, donate to our projects or simply fancy a chat, we'd love to hear from you. 

E: info@street-child.co.uk

T: 0207 614 76 96

A: 206-208 Stewart's Road, London, SW4 4UB

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