Consortium for Street Children

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the leading international network dedicated to realising the rights of street children. We focus on four key strategic areas: Advocacy, Research, Shared Learning and Capacity Building. CSC is continually expanding and currently has over 70 network members working across 130 countries.
Mar 18, 2011

Update on street child grants scheme March 2011

A final tranch of funding was allocated to three street child projects in the Ukraine to help fund staff working with the children and young people. The funding enabled one project to hand out 42 meals a night to street children and start contact with 491 new children of which 30 were under ten years old. It supported another to work with orphanages to build stronger relationships and higher levels of care with the children to prevent them running away onto the streets. It supported a third project to run a summer camp programme for street children. The additional staff also enabled the projects to become more sustainable by exploring potential new donors and supporters.

Feb 2, 2011

Stopping police violence report January 2011

A bid has been put into UNICEF Ethiopia to add their support to phase two of the project so that the training can reach the 36,000 police officers in Ethiopia. The aim of phase two is to work with the police officers who were trained in phase one and highlight them as street child champions who take on the role of training and supporting their peers.

We will be using the International Day of the Street Child to work more closely with UNICEF and encourage more police training. These measures will enable CSC to improve child protection measures in Ethiopia, which is the first step to reintegrating street children into mainstream society.

Feb 2, 2011

Tanzanian Street Children January 2011 update

Consortium for Street Children member Caretakers of the Environment International is working with the newly elected Tanzanian government to improve street children's lives by using the International Day for Street Children on April 12th as a hook to re-engage the government with the street child agenda. The International Day for Street Children will create awareness about the epidemic of street children across the world, including Tanzania, to gain greater public and political awareness and allow these marginalised children to be heard.