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Street Child

Street Child

Street Child

Our goal is to help create opportunities through education for some of the most vulnerable children in the world. We work directly with street children in their own environment towards reunificat...

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Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
9 Oct 2013

Deadline:
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Campaigner for exciting social impact project in West Africa (internship)

Design and implement a campaign to raise awareness and funds for an innovative social enterprise project in West Africa.

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Internship
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Based in London (with the opportunity to visit Liberia, West Africa) – Devise a campaign to raise crucial funds for Street Child’s Family Business Scheme. An initiative that provides seed funding plus training to impoverished families in one of the poorest communities in the world.


The challenge
 
In West Africa, the primary cause of a child ending up on the street is poverty. Earning little over $1 per day, family heads struggle to support their often large families and children end up dependent on the streets for survival. For boys this often results in joining gangs, sleeping rough and causal labour. For girls this can mean commercial sex. Street Child’s teams of social workers support street children back into family homes and into school through counselling and mediation.

To ensure they do not return to the street a family’s deficient earning potential must be addressed. Street Child’s Family Business Scheme provides grants, training and a saving scheme to lift families out of poverty. A ‘seed’ grant helps to launch or grow a small business such as wood selling, hairdressing or a cooking shop. 

Training and support ensures that family heads have the necessary business skills to make their enterprise a success. A second ‘match’ grant is offered to incentivise saving, when the family have saved an agreed amount of money Street Child matches this. 

This September, Street Child placed 200 street-connected children who were found in the slums of Monrovia, Liberia, back into family homes and into school. Street Child needs to raise funds to support their 200 families with business grants to lift them all out of poverty… forever.


We are seeking a creative and proactive individual to design and implement a campaign that will inform the public and potential funders of the plight of these 200 children and their families and raise the necessary funds to provide 200 Family Business Grants.
 

How would you tell people about this initiative?
What would you do to source funds for 200 Business Grants to help some of the poorest families in the world?

The right candidate will be able to demonstrate the following characteristics and skills:

  •  Creative thinking  
  • Strong writing skills (both creative and academic)
  • Interest in International Development and social impact
  • Proactive and Professional
  • Ability to work independently   

About Street Child


Street Child is a young, fast growing charity with projects in West Africa. At Street Child, we are very proud of our volunteer-based approach.  With just a small London team we harness the power of volunteers to help us make our ideas (and theirs) a reality.
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