About us

Until recently, we have been known as Street Child World Cup because it’s the name of our flagship event. Our charity name is Street Child United, which embodies our aim and ambition – to unite our partners and supporters into a movement dedicated to improving the lives of street children. Because of this, we have made the decision to transition to Street Child United and now our website and social media channels reflect this exciting move forward.

We are a small charity with very big ambitions. We have a team in an office in East London, England and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We are the heart of a huge global family trying to change the world for street children.

We champion millions of street children powerfully demonstrating their potential and showing the world that they are somebodies.

We work with an outstanding network of grassroots partners working on the front line with street children everyday.

We collaborate with an incredible network of diverse partners from artists and musicians, international organisations and corporate partners, faith groups and football clubs, media outlets and events, schools and clubs, policy makers and experts who all share our vision.

We are a team of blue t-shirted volunteers based around the world dedicated to ensuring the voices of street children are heard.

We are an international community supporting, sharing and celebrating the potential of street children and highlighting what needs to be done to support them to leave the streets behind.

We are you and your support transforming the lives of street children across the world.

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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
  • “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 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