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
Excitement has been building for some time, and today is finally Election Day in Liberia. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Nobel prizewinning, first female President in Africa is stepping down after her mandated two six-year terms. Now, the country is facing its first democratic transition of power to an elected president since 1944.Read More
I see Street Child and it makes me smile. You’ve been here with us.”
This is just one of the comments made to Street Child Field Officer Catherine Elgonaid as she spent the last two weeks support Street Child’s flood relief efforts on the ground in Freetown.Read More
Street Child welcomes the release of today's evaluation by the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) of the first year of the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program. PSL has been a topic that has generated much commentary and speculation, informed and misinformed, in the past 18 months. This report brings welcome hard facts to the table.Read More
Two weeks ago Street Child launched an Emergency Flood Relief Appeal to help the thousands of people affected by the flooding and mudslides in Freetown. The latest figures show that nearly 1,000 people have been reported missing or dead, and that a further 5,300 have been affected. Of these 1,100 are primary school age children, and 983 are secondary school age children.Read More
We are delighted that Street Child's rapid and meaningful response has been recognised by the British Government, who have awarded significant grants to Street Child, UNICEF and Oxfam to help scale immediate response efforts for the next 2 weeks.Read More
Early Monday morning heavy rainfall caused a devastating mudslide in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown. Hundreds of people were buried alive and thousands were left homeless, with nothing.
Street Child launched an emergency flood relief appeal in response to the crisis. Your generous donations have helped us to respond quickly to this crisis. Already we are at Regent distributing emergency food packages to those impacted by the crisis.Read More
A letter from Tom Dannatt:
Many of you will have seen the devastating news from Freetown today where over 300 Sierra Leoneans have died following horrific landslides and torrential rainfall.Read More
Last year Street Child collaborated with the Consortium for Street Children and other NGOs to share the views of 1000 street children around the world.
These consultations formed part of the General Comment on the Rights of Street Children. Today it has been published.
Today we opened the doors of our first-ever temporary learning centre (TLC) in Maiduguri Nigeria. Over 400 children have enrolled in our TLC in the capital of Borno, one of the worst conflict-impacted states in Northeast Nigeria.Read More