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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 reunification with their families, reintroduction to education & the creation of a sustainable home-life for their ongoing upbringing. From 2010 to 2012 we helped more than 10,000 children gain access to education.


London, United Kingdom

4 Feb 2014

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Educational Researcher

Looking for an innovative / creative individual to find educational opportunities in support of Sierra Leone teacher training scheme.

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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Street Child is a UK based charity that currently runs programmes across Sierra Leone and has established itself as a leading organisation providing quality and sustainable education to thousands of children.

Street Child runs two programmes: 

  1. 'No Child Left Behind’ delivers high impact projects to reduce the number of children dependent on the nation’s streets and reintegrates them into family life and school
  2. 'Every Child in School’ focuses on providing first time education to rural communities giving them their first ever school and teacher training. ECiS aims to prevent children in rural villages migrating to urban centres and ending up dependent on the street for survival. 


All of Street Child’s programmes are delivered through our dedicated local partners. Together Over the past five years, we have supported over 20,000 children in Sierra Leone and Liberia to access education in the last five years.

This year we are launching a brand new project aimed at teachers in the UK. The aim is improve the standard of teaching in Sierra Leone. To do this we are recruiting teachers to go out to Sierra Leone in their Easter or summer holidays for a few weeks to run workshops or mentor teachers across our funded schools and work alongside our Street Workers. This is a very exciting, and unique project that will benefit the lives of thousands of children.

At Street Child, we are very proud of our volunteer-based approach.  Our small London team provides strategic oversight for the programme work in Sierra Leone, focuses on fundraising and events for the development and expansion of Street Child. We are very lucky to have some fantastic volunteers committed to our cause, and we are now looking for an outstanding individual to undertake an education research internship.

We are looking for someone to commit to a 2/3 month internship for 2-3 days a week, and are willing to consider flexible working arrangements (e.g. home working) The internship is unpaid, but travel expenses will be reimbursed, and you will be part of a small team led by the Senior Education Consultant.


Key tasks

  • Research ways to expand our recruitment process for our Teacher Training Programme.
  • Help market the scheme to schools, universities and organisations that work with teachers to promote the programme.
  • Develop resources for the programme.
  • Help with logistics building up to the trip out in April.
  • Overseeing some areas of admin for the project.
  • Street Child is a small and dynamic team, and depending on performance and business need, there may also be opportunities to become involved in other areas such as Street Child’s social enterprise and new programmes, or to undertake a volunteer placement in West Africa.

Person specification

  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Self-motivated and pro-active, with the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and a highly professional manner;
  • Strong  administrative and numerical skills, and a proven knowledge of IT systems, particularly Excel and Powerpoint;
  • An interest in Africa, international affairs and/or international development;
  • Previous office experience is highly desirable;
  • Experience of researching and/or writing grant applications an advantage
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