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"No child should grow up alone. StreetInvest exists to invest in those that do"
No child should grow up alone. StreetInvest exists to invest in those that do

About us


StreetInvest was founded on three guiding principles

 
1. Street children have the right to be street children.  We accept the reality of the child surviving and developing on the street.  The fact that they are on the street in no way diminishes or negates their rights as human beings and children.

2. We trust in street children to be experts in their own lives and to have the strengths and capabilities to make positive decisions.

3. But they cannot do this alone. Street children’s vulnerabilities result from the appalling stigma, discrimination and abuse they are routinely subjected to. Their ability to trust adults is broken down. A trustworthy adult can rebuild that trust.
 


Our vision

A trustworthy adult in the life of every street child, so that they are safer, better supported and valued by their communities.

 

Our mission

StreetInvest exists to put trustworthy adults in the lives of the hardest to reach and most excluded street-connected children. These adults contribute to their growth and development and reduce stigma and discrimination towards them through street work: a practice based on building empowering relationships of trust with street children, where they are.  This is the first critical step in understanding who they are, what they need and how best to support them.