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Who we are

Street Action was founded in 2007 as a small response to the global urban phenomenon of street children; children who find themselves, literally, living on the streets of cities around the world.

Street Action believes that no child should have to live on the streets and is a British charity that partners with local agencies in Africa working directly with street children. It is inspired and motivated by the voice and pioneering strategies of its African partners.

How does Street Action help Street Children?

Street Action currently partners with and provides support for a local project in Burundi. This organisation change children’s lives, are also in need of financial and strategic support but, importantly, have the capacity to provide hope to their region and the sector on the issue. Street Action is particularly keen to support organisations where former street children play meaningful roles in both day-to-day activities, strategy development and advocacy.

Through listening to its partners and the children they serve, Street Action campaigns around key advocacy issues that relate to street children as well as around policy development on street children. Street Action is concerned that street children are marginalized by the Development sector and encourages both research and advocacy that is informed by the children themselves, former street children and those working most closely to them.

How can I help?

You can be part of a movement that seeks a world where no children live on the streets. You can support the work of Street Action in a number of meaningful ways:

Alternatively Contact us directly to find out how you could contribute.

Everyone always asks us what bad things happen to us on the streets but one day I was asked what was the best thing that ever happened was! I thought about it and realised that any time anyone stopped to genuinely ask me how I was, was the happiest feeling. To know that somebody cared.”

Sihle, a former street child in Durban, South Africa.


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