We want a world where street children live with dignity, in safety and security

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All children deserve education, healthcare, protection and other essential services, no matter where they call home.

That’s why we have launched our Safe, Healthy and Educated appeal, running until 31st July, where all donations will be doubled until we exceed our target of £10,000.

We are doing this with the incredible support of Andy Kenney, who is using his employee match funding scheme at Google to provide match funding of up to £5,000 for this appeal.

Chief Executive Pia runs 10 km to keep street children safe, healthy and educated

The pandemic has magnified the hardship street children face. Since the start of the pandemic, we have been working with our partners to provide vital emergency responses, including shelter, healthcare, and street outreach.

“This summer appeal will help us to do more,” says Pia Mac Rae, CSC Chief Executive.

“My small effort to encourage friends and family to donate has been to commit to a 10km run before the end of July. (…) If you feel moved to support me, and more importantly, our work to respond to the challenges of Covid for street-connected children – that would be amazing.  All donations will be matched.

We want to change the world for street children by:

  1. Ensuring they have the same access to services, resources, care and opportunities that other children have
  2. Amplifying street children’s voices so they can make their views known
  3. Putting an end to the discrimination street-connected children around the world face on a daily basis

We work to:

Support, grow and seek funding for a connected global network

Create shared learning and research

Guide policy and influence decision makers

Why does it matter?

Street children depend on the streets for their survival – whether they live on the streets, work on the streets, have support networks on the streets, or a combination of the three.

Nobody knows exactly how many street children there are, but each has their own unique story. Their reason for being connected to the streets are many and varied but poverty, displacement due to natural disasters and conflicts, discrimination, abuse or family breakdown can all play a role.