Save the Children Canada

Save the Children Canada

January 07, 2015 11:16 ET

Street Kids International Becomes Part of Save the Children Canada

The Organizations Come Together to Empower More Youth Against the War on Poverty

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 7, 2015) - Save the Children and Street Kids International will become one to help more children and youth tackle the cycle of poverty by building sustainable income-generating opportunities.

Recognized as two of the world's leading organizations for children, Save the Children and Street Kids International are both committed to helping children and youth reach their full potential. In many countries where Save the Children works, this aim is hindered by the systemic cycle of poverty. Save the Children and Street Kids International's Livelihood programs focus on creating sustainable income-generating activities to help youth break that cycle. Both organizations use similar practical-based methodologies, which will allow for a natural transition.

"Having delivered Street Kids International programming in Bolivia, I have personally witnessed the impact on individual lives," said Patricia Erb, President and CEO, Save the Children Canada. "The Street Kids development model is effective at creating sustainable change, and we are excited to welcome Street Kids into our family to impact more lives."

Street Kids International's mission to empower youth to earn and sustain a living will further Save the Children's mission of inspiring breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.

"Becoming part of Save the Children will allow Street Kids International to dramatically increase its capacity and empower more youth to build sustainable futures for themselves and their families," said Prea Grover, Executive Director, Street Kids International. "We have partnered with Save the Children in many countries to create a lasting impact for the children and youth. By coming together, we can only increase this impact."

Save the Children will continue Street Kids International's programming in Ethiopia and adapt its curriculum to many of Save the Children's own Livelihood programs. Street Kids International's curriculum is deeply specialized, which will allow Save the Children to strengthen an existing competency in youth livelihoods and Street Kids International's programming to reach more beneficiaries through Save the Children's expansive reach.

Both organizations believe that every child has the right to a better future. Street Kids International's mission to empower youth to earn and sustain a living, will further Save the Children's mission of inspiring breakthroughs in the way the word treats children. Together, the organizations will create lasting change for children and youth around the world.

About Save the Children

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children delivering programs and improving the lives of children in more than 120 countries worldwide. Its vision is of a world where every child attains the right to survival, protection, development, and participation.

About Street Kids International

Street Kids International provides marginalized youth with the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty. We do this by delivering innovative entrepreneurship and employment programs to empower youth who are at-risk of street-involvement to earn and sustain a living.

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