Despite progress, 40% of children in Sierra Leone still do not complete a basic education and 27% of children of primary age are not in school. Even when in school many primary school pupils are not learning how to read.Read More
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) – a global fund dedicated to providing education in emergencies – has committed US$ 11 million to go towards implementing the first year of Uganda’s new Education Response Plan for refugees and host communities (ERP).
The plan will be implemented by 17 leading education organisations including Street Child.Read More
22nd November 2018 – Sarah, Duchess of York and Princess Eugenie were guests of the charity Street Child at a gala dinner held at Kensington Palace to mark the charity’s 10th birthday and the launch of their ‘Count Me In’ campaign.Read More
Street Child is today (21 November 2018) marking its 10th birthday by launching its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. The charity is celebrating a birthday boost to its appeal, as all public donations received between today and 21 February 2019, will be doubled by the UK Government. This will enable Street Child to ensure even more children go to school.Read More
Last week our incredible team in Nigeria were hard at work kitting out 23,000 brightly orange coloured school bags, complete with books, stationary and education materials, as part of our Right to Learn programme.Read More
Liberia has the highest proportion (62%) of children missing out on primary school in the world, with the crux of the problem being in the extremely remote South East region called Maryland.Read More
As a key player in an international coalition that includes Plan International, Save the Children and UNICEF, Street Child will has been granted $230,000 by Education Cannot Wait in order to provide safe and equitable access to education to conflict-effected children in the Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States of North East Nigeria.Read More
Today marks one year on from the devastating flooding and mudslides in Freetown.
On Monday 14th August 2017 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.Read More
I live in remote, rural Kambia District in Sierra Leone. Polio as a child left me with a physical disability, and I was later inspired to found a rights-based, social movement for other persons with disabilities. The Welfare Society for the Disabled, known locally as WESOFOD, now counts 360 members with disabilities. We speak with a united voice when we say: Focus on our abilities and not on our disabilities!Read More