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 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
  • “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
  • “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

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SCU Summit to welcome partner leaders from across the world to discuss challenges facing street children

September 1, 2015

Next week, 7th - 11th September, we welcome the leaders of our grassroots partner organisations from across the world to the Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre in East London for the Street Child United Summit 2015. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for leaders, street children practitione...

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Street Kids United II film due for UK premiere at Cambridge Film Festival

August 26, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that following a successful World Premiere in July, Street Kids United II – The Girls from…

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Rio girls star at Street Kids United II World Premiere

August 1, 2015

Last week, Team Brazil champions Drika and Jessica attended the World Premiere of Street Kids United II – The Girls…

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Marching for street children’s rights

July 31, 2015

Article by Elisa Lamego. On Thursday 23 July, Rio de Janeiro over 400 people marched from Candelaria Church to Cinelandia…

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