self-leadership and global
October 2023 – May 2024
Participants per school
Open to all
Street Child United (SCU) is the official charity partner of ISP. They do amazing work campaigning for the rights and protection of street-connected young people. ISP schools support and promote SCU’s work through initiatives to raise awareness, as well as fundraising activities.
ISPxSCU offers authentic opportunities for students to create awareness about the rights and protection of street- connected young people as they develop a variety of fundraising activities in their community for ISP’s official charity partner, Street Child United. These activities could include holding a dress up day at school, creating a community event, holding a sale, or organise a sports event, amongst others.
Street Child United
SCU’s goal is to inspire a brighter, safer future for street-connected children everywhere. To achieve this, they use the power of sport to provide a global platform for street-connected children to be heard, so that they can receive the protection, support and have opportunities which every child is entitled.
SCU organises sporting events where street children from around the world take part coinciding with major sporting events, such as the World Cup and the Olympics. The events put a global spotlight on street children through worldwide media coverage and encourage countries, communities, and governments around the world to listen and act.
SCU has four main campaign areas:
- Birth registration
- Access to education
- Protection from violence
- Gender equality
ISP schools have the exciting opportunity to welcome SCU staff and one of their Young Leaders so they can learn more about the work of the charity and participate in several interactive Sports, Arts and Q&A Sessions.
Every year we invite ISP schools and offices to support the incredible work that SCU does by participating in a month of awareness-raising activities, and to fundraise if they can. During this month, schools organising events to support students, staff, and parents to learn more about street-connected young people and help change negative perceptions.
Money raised through our partnership will be divided and used across four main areas of SCU’s work:
25% Hosting Street Child World Cup’s which give street-connected young people a platform to discuss their issues.
25% Supporting street connected young people to take part in a Street Child World Cup by securing them a legal identity – birth certificate and passport. Funding will also help with flights, meals, accommodation, and transport for the young people participating.
25% Towards Legacy programmes in country, supporting SCU project partners to create long term change.
25% For SCU staff and communications to give street connected young people a voice and raise awareness and understanding of their situation so they are protected, respected, and supported.
Last year Schools: 33 schools raised over 18,000€ for SCU, hundreds of ISP students joined webinars to meet SCU’s inspirational Young Leaders and organised film screenings with the wider school community to raise awareness of the issues facing young people connected with the streets. Our two schools in Geneva were also lucky enough to receive an in person visit from SCU and Young Leader Jasmin, to hear her story and play football with her!
Thanks so much for bringing Street Child United to Mosaic last week, the kids had such a great time and Jasmine’s story was educational and inspiring. The children would like to organize a screening and use it as a fundraiser for Street Child.
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