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….! Street children from across the world will unite for a week of Olympic-themed sports, a festival of arts and a Congress for street children’s rights. To find out more and how you can get involved click here.

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
  • “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
  • “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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In 2016 the Street Child Games needs you!

February 2, 2016

2016 is going to be a huge year for sport as the world looks to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the first-ever Street Child Games! We're excited to share how you can get involved this year and support the rights of street children worldwide. Team India in Chennai st...

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Take on a challenge for Street Child United in 2016!

January 29, 2016

Street Child United is nothing without supporters like you and this year there are lots of ways you can help…

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Be a Games Maker this Christmas

December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas from everyone at Street Child United. In 2015 your support has provided a continued platform for the voices…

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Street Child World Cup wins inaugural Football for Good – Game Changer Award

December 3, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that the work of Street Child United was honoured last night at the inaugural Football for…

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