Street Child is a UK-based organisation that was established in 2008 and it works to protect vulnerable children and improve access to education in some of the poorest communities around the world. Street Child believes that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty. They are currently based in fourteen countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Uganda.
Since 2008, Street Child have helped over 250,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 25,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children long-term.
Charity Registration Number: 1128536 (UK Registered)
The Project: Enabling Access to Education for children of the migrant brick factory workers
Informed by a 6-month long research, Street Child built its first Brick Factory School in Bhaktapur in 2016 as a pilot project. In its first year the school served 25 children through safe and secure learning spaces, provision of WASH facilities and teaching and learning materials. The successful completion of the pilot which demonstrated promising impact meant the project was scalable. In 2017 Street Child built further 5 schools in 5 other Brick factories inside the Kathmandu Valley. In 2018, 2 more schools were built and in 2019 further 6 schools were built. These 14 structures are built in 12 brick factories across 8 districts of Nepal. Each structure has a gender sensitive WASH facility.
In its fifth year of operation the project has supported more than 700 children access free education in safe and secure spaces and trained 40 teachers on early childhood development among other impacts.
Since 2018, Good for Good’s partnership with Street Child, has enabled funding for 2 schools and provided 175 children access to free early year’s education in a safe, secure, child-friendly environment.
The first school in Jharuwarashi, Lalitpur has 50 children learning in the school.
The second school in Jhaukhel, Bhaktapur has 24 children learning in the school.
In total we have raised US$39,859 through a variety of initiatives. These include:
2019 – a donation from fly dubai of US$3,134
2019 – funds raised by Daniel Lort of US$3,579 in his quest to climb Peak Nun
2019 – 10 challengers from our Palestine challenge raising US$7,948
2019 – 6 challengers undertaking the Ultimate Annapurna raising US$11,853
2018 – a donation from Arabian Automobiles of US$2,725
2018 – 8 challengers who completed the Glacial Lakes challenge raising US$10,620