StreetInvest

Beyond Covid - Street Work for Street Children

StreetInvest will ensure that the most marginalised street-connected children have access to emergency relief, healthcare & protection during the COVID-19 pandemic & beyond by training and supporting a network of trusted adult Street Workers in Ghana, Kenya and India.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1127206)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£12,000

Donations

67

Championed by Human Rights Fund

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

Street Connected Children (SCC) that we support in India, Kenya & Ghana are marginalised with no or limited access to emergency relief, health, education and other support services. SCC face numerous abuses & violations of their rights. They are regarded as criminals simply for being on the street. SCC are deemed to be too challenging to support during normal times or throughout the pandemic. SCC’s livelihoods like begging & collecting have disappeared or declined significantly due to COVID-19.

Solution

StreetInvest's vision is for every Street-Connected Child (SCC) to have access to a trustworthy adult in their lives so that they are safer, better supported and valued by their communities. To achieve this vision, we promote & support Street Work, a rights-based, child-centred, strength-based approach that responds to the realities of SCC rather than treating them as either victims or criminals. We support SCC to grow, develop and reach their full potential, reducing abuse & discrimination.

  • I came in touch with an aunty [Street Worker] who saw me begging and began visiting me regularly. After a long time, I actually found someone who was interested in me and wanted to know what I liked or had to say. She told me I could access a safe space during the day and stay at the girls’ shelter

    — Street-connected girl, Kolkata, India​