What SSSK does
Students Supporting Street Kids (SSSK) aims to raise awareness about the issues affecting street children, and to raise money for projects that work with and for such children. We’re constantly editing our website. If you have a hassle with it please let us know !
The next Street Child World Cup will be in Brazil in 2014. SSSK will be supporting this event and for more details see www.streetchildworldcup.org
9th March 2011 was a momentous day for street children
The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva dedicated the whole day to discussing street children’s rights and unanimously adopted a Resolution on Street Children – the first at the UN since 1994. As a result, the UNHRC invites the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to undertake a study on challenges, best practices and lessons learned in promoting and protecting street children’s rights, including data collection guidelines. You can read the full resolution here UN 2011 Resolution HRC16 Rights of the Child and the Consortium have provided a helpful Background Briefing UN 2011 Background Briefing to UNHRC Resolution which summarises the essential provisions and cuts through some of the legal language used in the Resolution.
A recent major report reviews the implications of the Resolution Commentary on UNHCR doc May 2012
A follow-up to the Street Child World Cup
See a remarkable little film about what has happened to some of the Ukranian children who took part in the 2010 Street Child World Cup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th7t4iOxKQE
See also the exciting video clips on the last page under NGOs we support.
If you are planning or undertaking an event to raise funds for SSSK please use www.bmycharity.com/sssk
The London Marathon
Adam Geale from our Edinburgh branch will be running for SSSK in 2013, and if you would like to sponsor him, please go to http://www.bmycharity.com/adamgeale
Please note that we are only able to support NGO’s that members have visited
Have a look at what it’s like to live on the streets in Colombia or in Ethiopia:
Have a look at how NGOs work to help street children:
http://www.voiceofchildren.org.np/ under VOC programmes and Street Children Project. Other NGOs work in similar ways, and there is much more information here (on the SSSK website) under both Links and NGOs we support.
A wide ranging source of information
There’s a website http://www.gvnet.com/streetchildren/ which has been set up by Professor Martin Patt from the University of Massachusetts in the USA. It is intended as an educational tool, and includes articles about the prevalence, abuse and exploitation of street children in more than 150 countries. It provides a huge resource, including some specifically for teachers and some for parents. It consists mainly of press reports and articles, but there is other material as well.