What SSSK does

Students Supporting Street Kids aims to make people aware about the issues affecting street children. This involves trying to change the systems that perpetuate poverty and exclusion. We raise money for projects that work locally 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.

Take a look at our SSSK leaflet 2017 which describes ‘what we are about’ and has a map showing where the NGOs we support are.  

SSSK News  

See what street children are saying in Balaknama April 2018 and Balaknama May 2018. Additionally, in Moscow, the Street Child World Cup gave over 200 children the chance to tell the world about what they need. See 



Stay in touch with SSSK!

Would you like to hear more about our work, projects and fundraising activities? Sign up to our mailing list here!

You will find us on facebook.com/studentssupportingstreetkids

and at twitter.com/sssksocialmedia

where you will encounter up-to-the-minute information about events and issues.

The UN CRC General Comment 21

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has published General Comment 21 on Children in Street Situations.

For the first time ever, street children are the focus of authoritative United Nations guidance to Member Countries on how to uphold the rights enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC).  Importantly, the General Comment acknowledges the role of “trustworthy adult street workers” in ensuring these children enjoy the respect, dignity and acceptance they deserve.

We congratulate the Consortium for Street Children (CSC), of which we are a member, for persistently pursuing this outcome, since without them this would never have happened. We particularly recognise the contribution of Kate Bretherton, a SSSK Trustee for many years, now working for StreetInvest, who played a prominent role as one of the 12 members of the Consortium’s Advocacy Forum.

The Street Child World Cup 2018

See: www.streetchildunited.org where using the power of sport, teams of former street children at previous events in Durban and Rio showed the world what they can achieve when they can access their rights.   This year the third SCWC was held in Moscow see 2018 Street Child World Cup.  SSSK is supported this event. See also

Meet the Volunteers


SCWC Moscow



If you are planning or undertaking an event to raise funds for SSSK you can use BTmydonate to set up a fundraising page. Go to https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/sssk

BTmydonate operates with minimal charges (paid for by the Trustees) and all the monies donated go to our NGOs.

Grant applications

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.


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