International Day for Street Children 2022
See what CSC network members are doing for IDSC 2022!
Our network of 200+ organisations around the world have planned some exciting, engaging, and provocative activities for IDSC this year, celebrating street-connected children and the frontline workers who support them. Find out more below.
- GLADS House – Looking at working in collaboration with other NGOs/government agencies who are giving street- connected girls/women ‘handouts’ on the street which is stopping the girls interest in longer-term projects and increasing reliance on men/boyfriends.
- Nairobi Street Children – They have partnered with the County of Nairobi and Street Families and Rehabilitation Trust Fund (SFRTF), a government agency, to celebrate the day. They are expecting to reach 500 street-connected children with a special event.
- Dhaka Ahsania Mission – They will deliver the child-friendly workshop aimed to provide street-connected children the opportunity to reflect on the skills and influence of trusted adults in their lives and have other activities planned with Children’s City. They are also co-running a high-level advocacy event with SCAN.
- Grambangla Unnayan Committee – They will deliver the child-friendly workshop aimed to provide street-connected children the opportunity to reflect on the skills and influence of trusted adults in their lives with the street child task force in Barisal in Barisal. They will also hold a rally in Barisal and a seminar to launch their latest Survey Report.
- Local Education and Economic Development Organisation (LEEDO) – They will deliver the child-friendly workshop aimed to provide street-connected children the opportunity to reflect on the skills and influence of trusted adults in their lives with the street child task force in Dhaka. Further street activities like rallies are also schedule for the day.
- Ek Ronga Ek Ghuri – A painting competition among the school children. Additionally, a rally and human chain will be organized at Manik Mia Avenue in Dhaka capital with school children carrying placards on child rights and with The Street Children’s Activist Network (SCAN Bangladesh) attending. Students will also join a radio event.
- Laughter Africa – Superhero themed carnival for 500 children and social workers. Will include talent show, drama, games, etc.
Hoping for a specific push around free birth registration.
- We Yone Child Foundation – Street-Connected Children part of their ongoing projects will take the lead in planning activities they desire to be undertaken in the commemoration of the International Day for Street Children and other activities within the safe space to allow the full and vivid participation of the beneficiaries in the celebration.
- CHETNA – Holding ‘Street Talk IV’, a live talk organised and hosted by street-connected children, on 12 April at 11:30 am (IST)
- Aasraa Trust – Producing a podcast which will be shared on all the organisation’s social media pages. The podcast – Aasraa Trust’s first – is called “Beyond the Mission” and will focus on the trust’s frontline workers and how they have dealt with the pandemic.
- Safe Child Advocacy – Ahead of IDSC 2022, they ran an awareness day at a local primary and high school a month prior, educating pupils on child rights, child abuse, child protection, and the importance of education.
- Centre for Development and Policy Advocacy – Held a stakeholder meeting in the Tolon District
- Street Children Empowerment Foundation – Holding their 12 days of Activism Campaing starting the 1st April
- Chance for Children – Raising awareness to highlight the value of frontline workers through social media as part of CSC IDSC 2022 campaign celebrating frontline workers providing specialised services to street-connected children.
- Starlight Foundation – Running ‘Teach them Young’ sessions in schools, focusing on streetism, hygiene, fire and personal safety, and career choices.
- Street Girls Aid – Raising awareness to highlight the value of frontline workers through social media as part of CSC IDSC 2022 campaign celebrating frontline workers providing specialised services to street-connected children.
- WUZDA Ghana – Have been holding radio interviews since 6 April to raise awareness of IDSC. On 11 April they are providing food for 140 street-connected children which will also serve as the starting point for some more focused interventions. On 12 April itself, WUZDA are facilitating a street procession for the children they work with, to present a petition to Ghana’s Northern Regional Departments of Children and Social Welfare.
- Qosqo Maki – Launching a special awareness campaign promoting street-connected children´s rights.
- Home and Street Kids Welfare Initiative (HSKi) – On 12th April they will open a new school for street-connected children
- Search for Justice – planning a newspaper article, radio programme, consultative meeting with CSOs and street-connected children, and a session with street children on protection from violence, abuse, and exploitation on April 12.
- Dwelling Places – Maureen Muwonge, Dwelling Places’ Director of Operations, will appear on BBS Terefayina to discuss street-connected children’s rights.