Former street child represents his nation, meets Neymar and inspires at-risk children

A former street child who took part in the inaugural Street Child World Cup in 2010 visited Brazil this week, representing his country, meeting Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr and inspiring children at the Safe Space, Rio de Janeiro. His story is a testament to the change that can happen when at-risk children are protected, respected and supported to reach their full potential.  Read more

The Summit has given our movement real momentum

Our third Global Summit was a significant milestone on the Road to Moscow 2018 as project leaders and experts working with street-connected youth around the world gathered in the Russian capital from June 19-23 to share learning and experiences, to forge friendships – and to plan for the biggest Street Child World Cup so far.

“The Summit has given our movement a wave of momentum so that we can go home and prepare to give another generation a real boost,” said Karim Hosny, from NAFAS Sport in Cairo, who will take a boys’ team to the football tournament and Congress in Russia next May. Read more

Orphans and street children to unite in Moscow for their World Cup 2018

The Street Child World Cup: The Future Depends on You – an international football tournament for orphans and street-connected children – will take place ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, in May 2018. The event was announced yesterday at a Global Summit for street-connected children’s rights.

The event will be co-organised by UK charity Street Child United in association with Save the Children, and leading Russian telecoms operator “MegaFon”. The football tournament will bring together orphans and street-connected children to play on and unite off the field for the rights of all children at risk. The UN estimates there are up to 150 million street-connected children worldwide. The event aims to challenge the negative perception and treatment of children at risk across the world. Read more

Summit kicks off Road to Moscow


Street Child United is hosting its third global Summit, in preparation for the next Street Child World Cup, which will kick-off just weeks ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018.

The Summit is taking place in Moscow from 19 – 23 June, bringing together leaders and experts from a network of organisations working in countries across the world to support street-connected children. These organisations have been selected to organise the teams of young people to represent their countries at the Street Child World Cup. Read more