What SSSK does
Students Supporting Street Kids aims to raise awareness about the issues affecting street connected children. We raise money for projects that work with such children. 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 took place in Brazil in early April. For more details see www.streetchildworldcup.org, and look at the videos below. Note also the International Day for Street Children on April 12, and look at www.streetchildren.org for campaigning ideas.
The Street Child World Cup (SCWC)
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 a representative selection of SCWC videos 2014
And see the exciting video clips from Durban 2010 under NGOs we support.
If you are planning or undertaking an event to raise funds for SSSK please use www.bmycharity.com/sssk
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.