Street Child was thrilled to see prominent education campaign promises translated into a series of very exciting policy pledges in President Bio's speech at the opening of Parliament this week in Sierra Leone.Read More
“It was more than disturbing” were the words that Jacob, our local programme manager in Nigeria, chose to describe the cramped conditions, mass malnutrition and lack of access to education that faced him when he first visited the two biggest Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP) camps in Biu, in north east Nigeria.Read More
Thank you to everyone who supported our ‘Right to Learn’ appeal this winter. We’re very excited to announce that together with UK Aid Match funding we have raised over £3 million for vulnerable children’s education in West Africa.Read More
The Oxfam/Haiti affair has horrified us all. Sex in aid is a real issue and everyone needs to work harder on this. I believe Street Child systems and culture are already robust in this area but Street Child trustees and management are reviewing them in light of the recent revelations. If you would like further details on what we are doing, please do get in touch.Read More
Our latest report shows that over half of families impacted by the mudslide still have no source of income. Following a survey of over 300 households, Street Child discovered that 44% of families affected by the flooding and mudslide have no current source of income – a drastic increase from the 5% of households who were in this position prior to the mudslide.Read More
Street Child are proud to announce our most ambitious goal ever: an unprecedented initiative to transform learning prospects in 1,000 schools, for over 100,000 children, in rural parts of Sierra Leone, by the year 2023.
Street Child will seek to mobilise £10 million over the next three to five years to address the calamity of entire generations growing up in villages where no effective education provision exists and for whom very minimal, if any support, is presently available – a state of affairs, which, tragically, exits in hundreds of villages in every corner of Sierra Leone.Read More
Emergency education interventions often involve building temporary classrooms, until schools reopen or are rebuilt. But a return to normality can take years – especially in on-going conflict. What children need to learn in an internally displaced people / refugee camp setting can be as much about dealing with trauma, understanding basic hygiene and landmine risk, as it is about basic reading and writing.
When Street Child arrived in North East Nigeria in late 2016, this was one of the key questions facing the local ‘education in emergencies working group’ (EiEWG) – consisting of international and local charities, as well as Government agencies.
35% of out-of-school children in the world live in conflict-affected countries. Street Child is increasingly working in areas of the world where health emergency (Ebola in West Africa), natural disaster (the Nepal earthquakes), or conflict (North East Nigeria) are preventing children from accessing education.Read More
Liberia has the highest proportion of out-of-school children in the world. In fact, it is currently expected to be the last country on earth to achieve universal education. The Southeast of the country has the worst education outcomes meaning children born in this region have the lowest chance in the world of learning to read and write.
Earlier this year, as part of the Partnership Schools for Liberia programme, Street Child began working with the Liberian Government to improve education quality in this forgotten region of Liberia. In fact, we are the only education NGO working in Maryland County – despite it having some of the worst education indicators in the world.Read More
On Friday 8th December the team in Liberia was delighted to attend the opening of the new Dawnus school building at C.H Henry Public School in White Plains, on the outskirts of the Liberian capital, Monrovia.Read More
Around 50,000 people live in the community of Jaieri Bayan Texaco in the outskirts of the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, of which 30,000 are children of school going age. The area’s population has vastly increased since the Boko Haram insurgency began in 2009; many of the community’s inhabitants are displaced people who have escaped the conflict to the relative safety of the state capital. Education in North East Nigeria is on the front line; Boko Haram means ‘Western education is forbidden’ and hundreds of schools have been burned, and hundreds of teachers killed.Read More
This month a comprehensive inquiry by the House of Commons international development select committee called on the UK government to do even more to tackle the mounting global education crisis. Street Child wholeheartedly welcomes this call.Read More
Today marks 100 days on from the devastating flooding and mudslides in Freetown.
On Monday 14th August an estimated 1,000 people died when an entire mountainside collapsed in the capital of Sierra Leone. Huge boulders, dislodged by rain, left a two-mile trail of destruction – flattening everything in its path.
Street Child was one of the first major agencies to launch an emergency appeal. Your incredible support meant we were able to respond immediately, providing emergency relief when it was needed most.Read More
Street Child is delighted to announce the launch of our new Right to Learn Appeal to support some of the most vulnerable children in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria to go to school. Your support this winter will have double the impact thanks to the UK government who will be matching all donations pound for pound until 15th February.Read More
Congratulations to the Sierra 260 team for completing the extraordinary challenge of running all the way across Sierra Leone! All 14 friends have made the remarkable achievement of finishing 10 marathons in 10 days, running all the way from the Guinean border to Bureh Beach. To celebrate they have been enjoying a few well-earned beers by the sea.Read More