Using the power of sport to change the world for street children

We are Street Child United

We use the power of sport to provide a global platform for street children to be seen and their voices heard, so they can receive the protection support and opportunities that every child is entitled to.

Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting events, we organise international sports events for street children, challenging the negative perceptions and treatment of street children worldwide.

We are the proud organisers of the Street Child World Cup and
Street Child Games.


Latest Tweets
  • “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
  • “I experienced hardcore street life in my youth. I know what it’s like. I congratulate the Street Child World Cup project in it’s commitment to bring attention to the plight of Street Children through the power of football.”

    Manny Pacquiao, Filipino professional boxer
  • “It was possible to gather many nationalities, cultures, and form a nation: a nation of free man, with equal rights and opportunities, mutual respect, rightful duties. It was 10 days when the world, in that corner of Rio, was fair to socially excluded children; they could feel the beauty of being somebody in this world.”

    Abdul Faquir, Team Mozambique, Project Leader

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Gilberto Silva visiting Team Brazil Girls in Rio

SCU & Gilberto Silva to host Soccerex discussion on “Football’s Global Responsibility”

September 24, 2016

Next week Street Child United will host a panel discussion on "Football's Global Responsibility" at the 2016 Soccerex Global Football Convention to be held in Manchester September 26 - 28. [caption id="attachment_5611" align="alignnone" width="525"] Gilberto Silva visiting Team Brazil Girls in Ri...

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Street Child United Brazil brings amputee David to Paralympics

September 16, 2016

Click here to support David’s appeal. The British Consulate in Rio and Street Child United Brazil have teamed up to…

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Banging the Drum at the Street Child Games.

Get involved and Bang the Drum for street children!

September 8, 2016

Next month, we’re teaming up with drummers of all ages and abilities across the UK and the world to break…

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Former street children demand: “We will be listened to.”

August 12, 2016

Click here to read the full Rio Resolution. On International Youth Day (12 August) we’re calling for governments to listen…

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