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THANKS TO YOU: OUR FIRST PROJECT LAUNCHES IN NIGERIA

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. 

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EDUCATION FOR INVISIBLE CHILDREN

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.

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AFTER 5 YEARS - A NEW CHAIRMAN FOR STREET CHILD

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. 

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A LETTER FROM STREET CHILD CEO TOM DANNATT

Dear supporters,

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”.

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POST-EBOLA LIBERIA: A NEW CHAPTER FOR EDUCATION

Hawa is going back to school this week. Her uniform is clean and her hair neatly braided. The excitement of the new term is felt far and wide as laughter, giggles and singing fills the school campus, when classes break for recess. “I’m so happy to be back in school and to see my friends,” she says with a big grin.

Just one year ago schools re-opened after being closed during the Ebola epidemic.

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THANK YOU TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS FOR GIRLS SPEAK OUT

As Street Child’s ‘Girls Speak Out’ appeal moves into its final phase, Street Child would like to thank all the outlets who have supported the appeal to date. Their coverage has helped Street Child ensure that we can make girls' voices as loud as they can be. Our Girls Speak Out appeal aims to help 20,000 vulnerable children go to school and receive a quality education and offers girls the opportunity to speak out for the first time on the barriers to education that they face. 

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‘ESKIMO’ BRAVES TROPICAL HEAT TO WIN 5th SIERRA LEONE MARATHON

- Mustafa ‘Eskimo’ Kamara crowned 2016 Sierra Leone Marathon Champion

- More than 600 runners compete in the world’s most ‘worthwhile’* marathon

 29th May 2016: 118 British runners travelled to Sierra Leone this week to join over 500 Sierra Leonean competitors in the 5th edition of the Street Child Sierra Leone Marathon.

Laid out over four distances – 5k, 10k, half and full marathon – the runners weaved their way through the parched streets of Makeni in the north of the country. Braving hot and humid conditions, the surrounding communities were out in force to provide boisterous support for competitors from more than 15 countries worldwide, including those as far afield as Finland, Australia, China and Chile. 

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STREET CHILD LAUNCHES ‘GIRLS SPEAK OUT’ APPEAL WITH GOVERNMENT PLEDGE TO DOUBLE ALL DONATIONS

New Street Child appeal urges UK public to help give girls in West Africa the chance to fulfil their potential

18th April 2016: UK charity Street Child launches its Girls Speak Out Appeal today, aimed at helping to ensure that girls gain their right to an education in Sierra Leone and Liberia; public support for the appeal has the chance to go twice as far thanks to a pledge by the UK government to double all donations to the appeal.

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STREET CHILD ANNOUNCES NEW CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR - TYGER DREW HONEY

Outnumbered star Tyger Drew Honey has joined the Street Child family as our newest celebrity ambassador.

The actor will raise awareness of the charity's work and help promote funding initiatives to help those worst affected by the Ebola virus.

Tyger Drew Honey said: "I'm so excited to be working as ambassador for Street Child. I'm delighted to be able to help raise awareness of such an important charity, and help some of the most vulnerable children in the world. 

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