"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

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In 2012, StreetInvest contributed towards the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report on the protection and promotion of the rights of street children working and/or living on the street and faciliated the input of our partners.

In 2016, the United Nations published the long awaited general comment on children in street situations. This is StreetInvest's analysis of how the general comment promotes and supports our vision, mission and activities as an organisation and that of our street work partners.
  • OHCHR Report on Street Children

    UN OHCHR Protection and promotion of the rights of children working and/or living on the street, 2012

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    • How the UNGC 21 promotes and supports street work

      An analysis of how the UN General Comment 21 supports our vision, mission and activities

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    Street work training

    StreeetInvest's training materials have been developed based on two decades of field experiece and have subsequently been delivered to nearly 250 organisations in Central, East and West Africa, as well in Guatemala, India, the UK and Russia. You can read more about our training tools here.
    • Introduction to Street Work: A Precis

      Summery of StreetInvest's introductory street work module for street workers

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    • Working with Girls: Street Work Module

      Explore the attitudes and value base of those who work with girls on the street

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    Knowledge Exchange

    The Knowledge Exchange open source training pack was developed to facilitate the input of street children and youth in discussions and decisions impacting on their lives. It was developed as part of the Growing up on the Streets project and received funding through the University of Dundee from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been used to deliver a programme of activities aimed at advocating for children and young people’s participation in research and the development of programmes designed to support them, as part of Growing up on the Streets.
    • Knowledge Exchange Training Pack

      Supported training resources for work with street children and youth: To build confidence, develop skills and empower them as spokespeople able to inform decisions that affect their lives

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    Working with street children

    StreetInvest has acted as a consultant for several resources developed to support work with steet connected children in a participatory way.
    • A Passport to Participatory Planning

      Resource pack to bring street connected children's voices in NGO planning, monitoring and evaluation

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    • Nothing About Us Without Us

      Capacity building guidance for organisations who want to work directly with adolescent street-connected girls

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    StreetInvest’s headcount methodology is recognised as the leading approach for the sector by the Consortium for Street Children (see “Do I Count if you Count me?”) and has been used by range of organisations, including UNICEF, to conduct headcounts of street children in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania as well as smaller pilots in India.
    • Do I Count if you Count me?

      CSC Briefing Paper 2015

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    Growing Up On The Streets

    Growing up on the Streets is an international research project working with 198 children and young people (aged 14 – 20) in three African cities – Accra, Ghana; Bukavu, DRC; and Harare, Zimbabwe. This longitudinal participatory research project was developed to examine and better understand the lives and conditions affecting children and youth living on the street and in informal settlements. The research is supported by StreetInvest while the University of Dundee is the lead academic partner. The project received full approval from University of Dundee Research Ethics Committee.
    • Briefing Paper 9 - Spirituality on the Streets

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