An interactive summit to develop our responses with street-involved children
23-26 September 2013 | Cambridge, UK
The aim of this summit is to break new ground in thinking, practice and advocacy around work with street-involved children.
This is a unique chance for grassroots street child practitioners, representatives from international NGOs and street child activists to share best practice and key learning, and allow time to discuss the issues which so often hold our work back.
The event will be highly interactive and informative. We will develop new thinking together, using a mix of art and narrative-based approaches, keynote talks, themed workshops and breakout groups. There will be contributions from different projects around the world, street child researchers, activists, facilitators and artists.
To facilitate learning, there will be learning support groups as well as the offer of one to one and group coaching to assist participants in transferring the learning to their own context.
Representatives from each of the 22 projects involved in the Street Child World Cup are already booked in to take part. They will be contributing to different sessions; we are keen to encourage other organisations or practitioners who would also like to present or lead discussions on the developments they are making along the following themes. As such, we are finalising keynote speakers and session leaders, but there will be themes across the week and we want to offer you the chance to participate but also to contribute.
The summit will take place over 3 days. Click here for a programme for the week.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”