Schools and SCWC

Schools are an integral part of the Street Child World Cup movement. Young people “get” SCWC. They are the ones who are particularly interested in supporting their peers from different backgrounds all over the world. They engage with the issue of street children, view as well as learning about their own rights, prescription and often get involved in fundraising for SCWC.

There are 3 main ways that your school can support Street Child World Cup:

  1. Download our classroom and assembly resources. They offer simple and creative ways to introduce your pupils to the issue of street children, with the option to engage further with the issue, and SCWC itself. Group activities aimed at Key Stage 1-4 using football and the arts – resources are available to download here.
  2. Fundraise for SCWC! Help to raise awareness of the campaign that no child should have to live on the streets. Lots of ideas can be found here, and click through to this page to find out more about how schools, students and teachers have raised funds for SCWC.
  3. Street Child World Cup has partnered with Global Sleepover who publish books on citizenship for children aged 4 – 8. Their newest release “Sleepover at the World Cup in Brazil” and includes great illustrations, animations and facts about Brazil. It is available as a hard copy and e-books and are a great way to engage young people in the issues facing street children.Until September 8, 25% of all proceeds from e-book sales and 30% of hard copy sales will go to SCWC! Buy a copy for your school.
Regent High Pupils taking part in the SCWC "Cardboard Cities" project - July 2013

Regent High Pupils taking part in the SCWC “Cardboard Cities” project – July 2013


Other ways to Get Involved can also be explored, such as linking up with one of our partner organisations or schools. For further ideas, or to receive further information, please email

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  • “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
  • “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
  • “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