Across the world millions of children are forced to survive on the streets.

Street Child United provides a global platform for street children to be heard so that they receive the protection, support and opportunities all children deserve.

Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting competitions we organise international events inviting street children to be at the centre of the call for their rights. We use the power of sport and the arts to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children transforming lives across the world.

Our flagship event is the Street Child World Cup taking place ahead of the FIFA World Cup. In 2014, 230 former street children from 19 countries came together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to play football and stand united for the rights of street children.

In March 2016 the Street Child Games are coming….! To find out more and how you can get involved click here.

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  • “It was a privilege to be invited to the launch of the Street Child World Cup at Downing Street. It gives children a voice through football, a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”

    Wilson Palacios, Stoke City and Honduras Midfielder
  • “When ever people come across me they laugh. It seems like my mouth is zipped because they talk for us. I wish they could give us a chance to talk for ourselves.”

    Mbali, 15, Durban
  • “No child should have to live on the streets.  I commend the Street Child World Cup for providing a platform for the rights of street children to be heard.”

    Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Former Prime Minister

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The streets tell a different kind of bedtime story

July 26, 2015

By Jo Clark, SCU Communications Manager It's 9.00pm and I'm standing outside our hotel located on the southern shore of Lake Victoria in Mwanza, Tanzania. My associate Chris Rose and I are waiting for a man called Daudi to pick us up for the night. Daudi, 28 years old, works for our partner in...

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2014 Street Child World Cup champions turn film-makers

July 25, 2015

By Jo Clark, SCU Communications Manager In late June, I spent a week in Mwanza, Tanzania with our partners, Caretakers…

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QPR coaches return to Tanzania to improve the lives of street children

July 24, 2015

“People don’t always realise just how powerful football is. It’s the one sport that can break down barriers anywhere. If…

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The game that gives back: football fans donate shirts to street children

July 15, 2015

How the generosity of British football fans brought hope to homeless street children. By National Football Museum and Street Child…

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