Street Child United are delighted to welcome our new partners – the International Schools Partnership (ISP) – to our campaign for the rights and protection of street-connected young people across the world.
Through the new partnership ISP will support and promote our work over the next four years. Students, parents and staff in ISP schools will learn more about street-connected young people and will campaign to change the negative perceptions and treatment that they endure everyday around the world.
We will facilitate opportunities for ISP students and young people we work with to meet up and learn from each other as equals, including attending Young Leader workshops, the Street Child Cricket World Cup London and Cambridge 2019 and the Street Child World Cup Qatar 2022.
John Wroe, Street Child United CEO and Co-Founder said: “ISP students supporting street-connected young people sends an incredibly positive message to the world – the students are standing in solidarity with some of the most vulnerable children in world and showing that all young people have the same rights to education and opportunity.”
Steve Brown, ISP CEO said: “It is an honour for ISP to support the incredible task that Street Child United does. I’m sure that our international group of students, parents and staff will jointly campaign with SCU to campaign for street-connected children’s rights.”
ISP is a growing group of private schools located in the UK, the USA, Spain, Chile, Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, and Mexico. They are developing learning focused schools for 2–18 year olds and helping children and students and to learn to levels that amaze them. The global group has now expanded to 39 schools delivering multiple curricula and building on local brands and reputations with around 34,000 students and 5,000 staff located across the globe.
Claudianny Drika is a Street Child United Young Leader. She won the Street Child World Cup Rio 2014 as captain of Brazil Girls, and coached Brazil Girls when they won the Street Child World Cup Moscow 2018. Drika is a coach at a Safe Space pitch in a favela community in Rio de Janeiro, where she she helps up to 300 children a year play sports and learn, reducing their risk of exploitation and abuse, developing their life skills and improving their education, training and employment opportunities.
Drika said: “From taking part in the Street Child World Cup I learned that I am somebody – there are many kids around the world like me who just need an opportunity. I want to say thank you very much to ISP for supporting street children around the world.”