This is far from a hopeless cause. Street children are some of the bravest and strongest children you may ever have the privilege to meet.
StreetInvest exists to offer a solution to the world’s most excluded street children. These are the children who are on the street and have no significant adult in their lives. This, sadly, is presently the majority of all former, current and future street children.
The vast majority of street children will stay on the street rather than leave. And more are joining every day. Most programmes support children who leave the street.
Our objective is to promote a process that extends the chance of a better life to all street children. This process centres on identifying, training and supporting workers on the streets to fill the role of a significant adult in the children’s lives.
StreetInvest offers a training programme for street workers that has been developed over the last ten years and has been proven in both Eastern Europe and Africa. We also support the investments in these children that they and the street workers identify as priorities.
With street workers in place to gain the trust and respect of even the most hardened street child, experience has shown that there is a greater chance that the “critical mass” of these children who remain on the street will be:
StreetInvest is led by a small team of professionals with extensive experience in the development, training, finance, legal and social care worlds. StreetInvest’s vision is to establish and prove the process of training and putting street workers onto the streets as a central programme for all street children worldwide.
StreetInvest’s key objectives for the next five years are:
|Please go to http://www.streetinvest.org/ to read more about the work of this important charity.|