And what are Our Sansar doing to support and raise awareness for street children across the globe?
If you didn’t make it to our night of comedy, Comedy Rocks at Bar Rumba last week – don’t worry, there is still time to support Our Sansar and do something different to mark this year’s International Day for Street Children.
In our children’s home in Nepal we will be marking the day by giving food and clothes to street children still on the streets in Birgunj, with our children from the home helping our staff with this – as they are keen to get involved and help others!
Our staff have prepared various games and activities for all of the children, and the children from our home have even arranged a dance so they can show off their dancing to the local community!
Click here to see how you can get involved: hold a cake sale, organise a charity bike road or just raise awareness on social media – every little helps 🙂
What is International Day for Street Children?
The International Day for Street Children is celebrated every year on 12 April. The day provides a platform for the millions of street children around the world – and their champions – to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.
The International Day for Street Children was launched in 2011 by the Consortium for Street Children (CSC), the leading international network dedicated to realising the rights of street children worldwide. The day is celebrated by street children, NGOs, policy makers, celebrities, corporates and individuals across the globe.
Since the first international day in 2011, the United Nations commissioned a report into street children in order to be better able to protect and promote their rights. This report was presented to the March 2012 session of the Human Rights Council.