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.

Do something incredible this New Year and support our appeal. Click here for more info.

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Endorsements
  • “No child should have to live on the streets and I fully endorse this campaign giving street children a voice to claim their rights”

    Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United Manager
  • “When ever people come across me they laugh. It seems like my mouth is zipped because they talk for us. I wish they could give us a chance to talk for ourselves.”

    Mbali, 15, Durban
  • “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

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'My dream is to be educated, to become President.' A young person's dream painted onto the wall of Vidigal favela community at the Street Child World Cup Rio 2014

Street Child United teams up with Studio Cambridge English Language School

January 23, 2015

Studio Cambridge English Language School has offered bursaries for up to eight children who played at the 2014 Street Child World Cup. The young people will study English in Cambridge for 10 weeks in order to improve their English language skills and personal development as ambassadors for street ch...

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On your marks. Get set. Go!

January 16, 2015

Supporting street children’s rights in 2015 On your marks. Happy New Year! A huge thank you for all your support…

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Dhryka and team mates with recipients of Street Christmas

STREET CHRISTMAS LAUNCHED IN RIO!

December 19, 2014

Together with #FavelaStreet and the Rio Times we have launched our very first Street Christmas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Street Christmas…

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You can do something incredible this Christmas…

December 4, 2014

Today we launch our Christmas Appeal 2014. John Wroe, CEO of Street Child World Cup writes a letter to all…

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