There are over 100 million street children ACROSS the world who go to sleep each night with no place to call home. Over 10 000 of these precious children are found in Uganda.
This is not right. It is not acceptable. It cannot continue.
Dwelling Places is working to change these shocking statistics for good. We support the International Day for Street children. Will you join with us as we stand with them? Check out our IDSC 2017 video below!
We partner with the Consortium for Street Children (CSC), as one of their network members, to celebrate and promote the International Day for Street Children (IDSC). Marked on the 12th April every year, IDSC celebrates the lives of vulnerable children and recognises the projects they are part of. This day of advocacy and solidarity is a chance for the millions of street children around the world, and their champions, to speak out so that their voices are heard and their rights cannot be ignored.
The CSC was set up by NGOs around the world to amplify the voices of street connected children, promote their rights and improve their lives. The CSC now has a network of members in over 130 countries including small charities, large international NGOs, global corporations, academics and affiliated groups of street children.
High profile supporters of the day include Steven Gerrard, Danny Boyle, John Major and Bianca Jagger. Aviva, HSBC and Tesco are the lead sponsors of the International Day for Street Children.
For more information on the CSC's IDSC2017 campaign #ourtime, and to make a pledge to stand with street children, check out their IDSC website.
At DP and DPUK we want to help our supporters mark and promote this important day.
We have produced a series of awareness raising kits for a range of ages; 5-7, 7-9, 10-12 & 12-18, as well as an A4 poster. These are designed for use in schools, church groups and even at home. They provide a wealth of background information on IDSC, street children and the work of Dwelling Places.
Could you make use of these in your school, church or community group? We need the help of our supporters to get this information out there! They are all available for download on the resources section of our website.