Street Child are thrilled to confirm that the Lessons for Life Foundation, which was founded by Liberty Global (one of the largest International TV and broadband companies), has formally joined forces with Street Child.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
It’s with an enormous amount of pride and pleasure that we can announce that the Sierra Leone Marathon has won the Best International Event at the Running Awards 2017!
In a hugely competitive field that included World Marathon Majors like the Berlin Marathon and the epic Marathon Des Sables, the Street Child Sierra Leone Marathon took home the top prize.Read More
"I'll never forget the kids I met on this trip. It was an incredibly eye-opening experience”
– Ed Sheeran
Earlier this year superstar Ed Sheeran and best-selling comedian Russell Howard both headed to Liberia to visit Street Child’s work with Ebola orphans and street children. Both stars visited our projects as part of this year’s Comic Relief.
On Saturday February 18, Nigeria officially became the fourth country Street Child work in, with the launch of our first project in the New Kuchingoro Displaced Persons Camp, on the edge of Abuja.
In November, we launched an Urgent Nigeria Appeal in response to conflict in the North East of the country, which has left three million children unable to go to school. We're now on the ground and taking action to help families whose lives have been torn apart by conflict. This project in Abuja is just the first step of our planned work in the country.Read More
Today is a big day for Street Child of Nepal as we open our first 'non-earthquake' related project - a school for 'brick factory children' in Bhaktapur, on the edge of Kathmandu.
As we've been re-building schools in earthquake-affected communities, we have identified pockets of 'invisible' children who have no access to education at all.
Children of brick workers are one such group – labourers are typically migrant workers from India and South Nepal and often whole families will live and work on site for the entire six month brick season – during which time children are often living in dangerous conditions, exposed to labour and out of school.
After a five-year commitment, Bart van der Vliet is stepping down as Chairman of Street Child at the start of 2017 to focus on new challenges. Bart remains a passionate supporter of the charity and keen to support our work in whatever ways he can. As Chair, Bart has made a significant and generous contribution to the life of the charity - from his broad-ranging formal duties, to the energy he has given to many of Street Child's boldest initiatives, in particular the Sierra Leone Marathon.Read More
A year ago I wrote to you launching an appeal to re-build schools following the Nepal earthquake. A year on, I am delighted to report that the construction of hundreds of semi-permanent classrooms is nearing completion.
Earlier this year we focused on girls’ education in post-Ebola Sierra Leone and Liberia. Many of you responded incredibly generously to our DFID match-funded appeal. As I write, because of you, our teams are out in communities, working with thousands of girls and their families to help them go to school: thank you.
As someone who cares about our work, I wanted you to be amongst the first to know of a new direction we will be taking - helping children caught up in the hardly known but catastrophic situation in North East Nigeria. A situation recently described by UNICEF as “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world”.