Across the world millions of children live and work on the streets.

Street Child World Cup in association with Save the Children is a global movement for street children to receive the protection, rehabilitation and opportunities that all children are entitled to.

Through football, the arts and a summit for children’s rights we challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children.

In April 2014 over 230 former street children from 19 countries joined us in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a unique football tournament, festival of arts and a participatory conference. 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. 

David Beckham: ““I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”

Street Child World Cup winners of 2014 Bond Development Awards – Small NGO Category

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Team Brazil Girls: From the dangers of the street to female role models in the community

November 25, 2014

Following the Street Child World Cup in April 2014, our work continues around the world. We take time to hear from Team Brazil Girls and how their lives have changed since the tournament. Rio de Janeiro is a city of contrasts. From the soft beaches that change into skyscrapers, vintage-looking hous...

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Street Child World Cup stands #UpForSchool

November 20, 2014

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40 challengers climb Rio’s 3 Peaks for the rights of street children

November 18, 2014

Monday 17 November, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  40 brave trekkers have completed a unique charity challenge of climbing the three…

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Team Brazil Boys star at Road to Rio film premiere

October 30, 2014

24 October 2014 could have been just another regular work day for Antônio Carlos da Silva, social worker and coach…

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