WAYout - Worldwide Arts for Youth

Street to Street

Following a successful pilot, Street to Street is about putting young people here in touch with young people in Sierra Leone, with young street youth making video diaries of their lives, broadcast to students in the UK, in return for support with their education, employment, housing and lives.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 April 2012 to 12:00 PM, 1 April 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1123777)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

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Situation

Sierra Leone has a huge number of children and young people living on the streets; children that are unsupported in any way, missing out on education, and future life opportunities. In the UK, students need to increase their interaction and understanding of international issues around poverty to help with their GCSEs.

Solution

Streets to Street works closely with children and young people in Sierra Leone, helping to get them off the streets, into accomodation, and back into education. The project provides intensive one-to-one support as part of the video diary support. These video diaries are then sent to the students at schools across the UK, which help inform their GCSE coursework, as well as improve understanding of life in other countries, providing needed perspective on quality of life in the UK and elsewhere

  • S2S has changed a demotivated and disinterested class into an engaged and captive audience. They love seeing real kids in a real life situation.

    — Elaine Cameron

  • “it is a phenomenal insight and opportunity and it really does capture the kids’ interest”

    — Chestnut Grove School

  • “it is a phenomenal insight and opportunity and it really does capture the kids’ interest”

    — Chestnut Grove School

  • S2S has changed a demotivated and disinterested class into an engaged and captive audience. They love seeing real kids in a real life situation.

    — Elaine Cameron