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Street life is cruel

No child should have to live on the street. Help us do something about it.

Poverty Child is a charity dedicated to improving life for street and slum connected children. Our mission is to empower them to achieve their true potential. Help us.

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Our work with street children

Every child we work with has a unique and complex set of needs but over time we’ve developed the Poverty Child toolkit to working with street and slum connected children.

An ambulance drives out to known areas every week to provide basic healthcare

A cordoned street becomes classroom for learning basic literacy and numeracy

A safe place for a child to get a meal, wash, counselling and basic schooling

Child specialists go out to connect with and offer their support to street children

Care staff find a good foster home or family to reintegrate the child back into society

A safe place to sleep at night for street children otherwise exposed to danger

Our latest articles

Every now and then we publish articles on the issues we’re thinking about and working on. Here’s some of the latest pieces we’ve published.

Programmes
19th March 2023

Important stakeholders in measuring child poverty

This blog asks which organisations are central to assessing child poverty. UNICEF has attempted to summarise the roles and influence of major bodies involved in research, analysis and publication of…
Programmes
18th March 2023

Refugee Poverty and the Children of War

It is a commonly accepted fact that war and conflict perpetuate the displacement and mass movements of populations subjected to its violence. The term refugeeā€™s first noted use was in…
Programmes
10th March 2023

The link between child poverty and migration

What happened off Crotone on 26th February 2023? A migrant tragedy unfolded in the early hours of the morning. At least 73 people lost their lives in heavy seas off…