Street to School
Together with our partners, our employees and our customers we have helped over 600 000 street-connected children.
At Aviva, we believe that each and every child should have access to education... because education is insurance for a better life.
As a global insurer, making a contribution to society really matters to us. Helping our customers is important, but we also believe that we have a responsibility to help the most excluded individuals in our communities, and few are more excluded than street-connected children and young people. They might be living or working on the street, have run away from home, or simply be spending significant amounts of time ‘hanging out’ on the street, where they can face serious threats and are at risk of not fulfilling their potential.
Through our Street to School programmes, we have reached some 600,000 street-connected children or those at risk of becoming street-connected. By listening to what matters to them, we have been able to meet their needs and help them with education and training.
Working with partners around the world, we are able to offer meaningful local support. In the UK, with our charity partner Railway Children, we support young people who have run away from home and educate school children of the risks of the street; in India, with CRY and Save the Children, we help children to get off the street and into school; in Indonesia we work with Plan, providing children with the birth certificates that they need to attend school; in Canada, in partnership with YouthLink, we support young people who have been living on the street transition into adult life by offering training and a home.
There’s still much to be done and, at Aviva, we are committed to championing the rights of street connected children by shining a big yellow spotlight on the issue. By acting as a catalyst and inspiring others to join us, together we can make a bigger impact and effect a lasting change.
In 2012 the International Day for Street Children campaign focuses on challenging people's perceptions. As part of our support, Aviva has commissioned a new film that brings the voices of street children all over the world to life.
Raising the profile of street children
The International Day for Street Children is celebrated on 12 April. For the third year running we are supporting our partner, the Consortium for Street Children in standing up for the rights of street-connected children all over the world. This year, we've been raising the voices of children through our new research, PASSPORT 2012 and we're supporting the Consortium for Street Children to gain UN recognition for the day. You can find out more at www.streetchildrenday.org.
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Street to School blog
Today is International Day for Street Children
The International Day for Street Children is celebrated on 12 April. For the third year running we are supporting our partner, the Consortium for Street Children in standing up for [...]
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Corporate responsibility report launched
This week we launched our 2012 corporate responsibility report which highlights lots of key Street to School activity. You can find out lots more about all our Street to School programmes, partnerships and [...]
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Successes for street children in India
Over the past 18 months, as part a local Aviva Street to School project, Save the Children and local delivery partner CHETNA have been working with police, juvenile welfare officers and [...]
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