We help children marginalized and abused by those who should protect them. We work with local organisations that are best placed to help find the most appropriate ways to prevent and help children escape from a life on the streets.
We bring value to the communities we work in by partnering with organizations who understand the unique challenges of each country.
Our significant experience and skills enable our partners to grow in their own right. We encourage collaboration and strengthening of relationships with other organizations that focus on joint learning and advocacy. By working in this way, we are able to respond more effectively and efficiently and we see real long lasting change in the lives of the children we work alongside.
We tailor our work to the different needs of street children from country to country, city to city.
There are approximately 850,000 children living and working on the streets in Bolivia. The legal age to work is just 10.
Bolivian Census, 2012
El Salvador is currently the most deadly peacetime country, with more children murdered per capita than anywhere else in the world.
Hidden in Plain Sight, 2014.
An estimated 700,000 children don’t have a birth certificate in Guatemala.
There are around 440 million children living in India, with an estimated 40% currently in need of care and protection. In Delhi alone, there are over 25,000 children on the streets who are illiterate.
Save the Children and the Institute for Human Development, Surviving the Streets – 2011
In Kenya an estimated 33% of 5-14 year olds are working children.
UNICEF, State of the World’s Children - 2016