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
  • “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
  • “I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”

    David Beckham OBE

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My experience volunteering at the Street Child Games

December 5, 2016

Written by Molly King, Street Child Games 2016 Volunteer During the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, I watched a feature on national TV here in the United States about the important work Street Child United was doing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A lifelong athlete myself, I’ve experienced first-han...

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Carlos Andre (second from the left) celebrates with his team mates in Fortaleza. Photo taken in 2013 by Jo Clark

Remembering Team Brazil’s Carlos Alexandre

November 16, 2016

By Joe Hewitt It is with great sadness that we report that one of the young people who took part…

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GET YOUR KIT ON for Giving Tuesday

November 14, 2016

On Giving Tuesday, 29th November, we’re asking you to wear your favourite football shirt to work and donate £5 to…

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Please vote for our Street Child Games film

October 25, 2016

We’re excited to share that the official Street Child Games film has been entered into the Charity Film Awards public…

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