Street Children Sports Academy

Football is a great way to get access to the vulnerable children on the street and is an important gateway to developing meaningful relationships with street children.

Street Children Sports Academy is a grassroots programme designed to provide the most vulnerable young people and street children the skills and training to play the game they love and stay off the street.

Power of Football

Street Children Sports Academy mission is to use the power of football to tackle widespread violence and discrimination against the children and young people who are living alone and at risk on the street; and proving that sport can protect, educate and transform lives street-connected children at their fullest potential.

“When people see us by the streets, they say that we are street boys. But when they see us playing soccer, they say that we are not the street boys”

(Andile, 2010, Former Street Child)

Street Children Sports Academy exists because of our amazing community of supporters like you, who are working together to make a change for street children across the world.

There are so many ways that you can make a difference, and we’re always open to new ideas too, so if there is something you’d like to do to help us to help street children, we’d love to hear from you.

Together we can do amazing things

Help improve the lives of street-connected young people