121 million children are out of school in the world today. Millions more are in school, but failing to learn.
Street Child believes every child deserves the chance to go to school and receive a quality education. From building schools and training teachers to supporting children off the streets and helping families set up businesses, Street Child focuses on long-term solutions with maximum impact. Since 2008, they have helped to transform the lives of more than 60,000 children in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Nepal.
Street Child works where the need is greatest, with the most marginalised and underrepresented children and communities, including girls and children in hard-to-reach, conflict- or disaster-impacted areas.
Children just like Hawa. Hawa is one of 15 siblings. She lives in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Her father is blind. From the age of eight, instead of going to school, she had to spend her time begging on the streets to support her family.
A Street Child social worker met Hawa whilst she was working on the streets and supported to return to school with educational support. Street Child also supported Hawa’s mother to setup a sustainable business, providing business grants and training. With the profits, Hawa’s mother can afford the costs of sending Hawa and her siblings to go to school, and stay in, school.
“I want to say thank you to Street Child for what they have done. I want to be a lawyer so I can help the people of my country.”
Hawa was helped as part of Street Child’s Girls Speak Out programme helping 10,000 girls across Sierra Leone and Liberia to go to school. With your help, Street Child can give thousands more children the chance to go to school.