What SSSK does
Students Supporting Street Kids aims to make people aware about the issues affecting street connected children. We raise money for projects that work with such children and which help them realise their potential. SSSK was founded by two students. Our branches are run by students, and 100% of all monies raised and donated go to street child NGOs.
The Street Child World Cup (SCWC) in Rio 2014
You’ll find an interesting overview, and some really good pictures at http://scwc2014.tumblr.com/
For a summary of its impact, see: http://streetchildworldcup.org/impact/ and look at a selection of videos from the 2014 SCWC collection (below).
Most last from 3 to 4 minutes, but the one about Team Tanzania is longer
Street champions take over Rio airport
Welcome to Rio
Kick off – and Opening Ceremony
It’s more than a game
Team Tanzania (where you need to bypass the advert at the beginning). It’s 20 mins long but informative
From Street Child to Soccer Star
If you are planning or undertaking an event to raise funds for SSSK you can now use BTmydonate to set up a fundraising page. Go to https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/sssk
For a long time we were using Bmycharity, because of their minimal charges (paid for by the Trustees) and BTmydonate operates in a similar way at low cost to their charities.
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.
Consortium for Street Children Annual Review
SSSK is a member of the Consortium, and the recently published CSC-Annual-Review-2012 outlines what they do, particularly in the areas of awareness raising and of advocacy. The CSC also reviews the research undertaken, and promotes shared learning. If you are concerned about the needs of street-connected children, and how those needs can be met, TAKE A LOOK at the Review.