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

We are Street Child United

We use the power of sport to give street children a voice.

Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting competitions, we organise international sports events for street children raising awareness and changing the way they are negatively seen and treated.

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

No child should have to live on the streets.


Latest Tweets
  • “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
  • “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, sales a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”

    Wilson Palacios, Stoke City and Honduras Midfielder

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Volunteer at the Street Child World Cup 2018

May 11, 2017

We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to volunteer at the Street Child World Cup Moscow 2018. Applications are now open! In May 2018, the third Street Child World Cup will kick off in Moscow, ahead of the Russia FIFA World Cup. Street-connected children representing 24 national teams fro...

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Street Child United alumni win trip to Manchester United

May 2, 2017

Street Child United (SCU) are delighted that three alumni from Brazil, who won a trip to the Theatre of Dreams,…

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Harnessing the power of the humble football #IDSDP2017

April 5, 2017

Today is the International Day of Sport for Peace and Development. In just over a year, ahead of the FIFA…

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Celebrating our first Street Child Games anniversary

March 16, 2017

“I AM SOMEBODY is what I tell myself, it’s what I remember.” Team Brazil One year ago, former homeless and…

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