StreetInvest in the Guardian

16 April 2020

As our International Day for Street Children campaign, ‘They are depending on us’, came to an end yesterday, The Guardian published this story which appeared on its website’s front page: ‘Will we die of hunger?’: how Covid-19 lockdowns imperil street children.

In the article by Jo Griffin, which leads with a photograph of the Glad’s House Street Work team in Mombasa, StreetInvest CEO Duncan Ross describes the concerns of StreetInvest and its partners for the safety of street children during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bokey, Director of StreetInvest’s East Africa Regional Coordinating Partner Glad’s House are also featured alongside friends of StreetInvest uMthombo (South Africa) and Karunalaya (India).

This is much needed exposure for street children, Street Workers and the importance of supporting children them at this desperate time. We continue to work with our partners across the Global Alliance for Street Work to pressure governments to include Street Workers in their emergency responses to Covid-19.

Please read and share the article and remember you can still contribute to our Urgent Appeal to provide vital supplies and help street workers reach the most vulnerable children during this crisis here.


Siân Wynne

Director of Programmes

Siân brings 12 years' experience of programme management, network building and partner development in the UK, Asia, Africa and Latin America at both grassroots and international levels.

After a 5-year career in the UK mental health sector, Siân relocated to Kampala, Uganda in 2013, working in women's and children's rights NGOs before returning to the UK to complete a Masters in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London in 2015.

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