Across the world millions of children are forced to survive on the streets.

Street Child World Cup in association with Save the Children provides a global platform for street children to be heard so that they receive the safety, support and opportunities that all children deserve.

We use the power of sport and the arts to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children transforming lives across the world.

In April 2014 over 230 former street children from 19 countries joined us in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a unique football tournament. These children stand united for the rights of street children across the world and they are not alone. Street Child World Cup received the support of Pope Francis, Prince William Duke of Cambridge, World Cup winners Gilberto Silva and Bebeto and football legend Zico.

No child should have to live on the streets.

Latest Tweets
  • “No child should have to live on the streets.  I commend the Street Child World Cup for providing a platform for the rights of street children to be heard.”

    Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Former Prime Minister
  • “It was a privilege to be invited to the launch of the Street Child World Cup at Downing Street. It gives children a voice through football, a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”

    Wilson Palacios, Stoke City and Honduras Midfielder
  • “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

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The Change Summit for street children in Brazil

March 18, 2015

“The time has come that the rights of all street children and adolescents must be recognised." On Tuesday 17 March, our Brazilian partner project O Pequeno Nazareno (OPN) begins a two-day change summit in the nations capital, Brasilia. OPN will present to Government their national policy for chil...

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Can you Live below the Line and support street children to rise above it?

March 2, 2015

We are excited to announce our second year taking on the Live Below the Line challenge, raising awareness of the…

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Remembering Nanko Van Buuren

February 23, 2015

“The children of the favelas have lost a father.” Street Child United remembers, Nanko Van Buuren, who worked tirelessly for…

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Be a champion for street children. Run Hackney with Street Child United

February 9, 2015

Make your trainers happy and run the streets for street children. We’ve got 15 places available for the Vitality Run…

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