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Life on the streets in lockdown

Stories from The Street

Release Date: 10/28/2020

The true cost of period poverty for street children show art The true cost of period poverty for street children

Stories from The Street

In India, almost 23 million girls drop out of school each year once they start their period. (BBC 2020). In this episode we speak to Sanjay Gupta, Founding Director of CHETNA in India. Sanjay talks us through the everyday challenges faced by girls living in the slum communities in Delhi when it comes to managing their period. Where there is a lack of clean toilets and privacy, poor access to running water, plus stigma and taboos to be tackled, CHETNA has been actively taking on the challenge of what girls on the street have asked them for support with – period...

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An estimated 90 percent of the world’s school-aged children have had their education disrupted by the pandemic, according to UNESCO. We know that before the COVID pandemic, 1 in 5 children and young people around the world were not in school. That’s an estimated 263 million children missing out on an education (UN, 2018). What will we see next for street children who already had so many barriers to entering education, what will the impact be on their learning and their future?

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In the third episode of our podcast series we talk to Toybox CEO; Lynne Morris and Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Toybox; Naomi Lewis.

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In the second episode of our podcast we talk to Naomi Opiyo and Emily Malcolm from the Toybox International Programmes Team to find about the effect of the global pandemic on street children.

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In the first episode of our podcast, we turn our attention to Toybox CEO Lynne Morris to find out all about street children. Let’s get a few things straight from the start.

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In the second episode of our podcast we talk to Naomi Opiyo and Emily Malcolm from the Toybox International Programmes Team to find about the effect of the global pandemic on street children.

We’ll find out what’s changed, how Toybox and our overseas partners have responded, including some of the innovative solutions to combat the challenges 2020 has brought to street life.

Join us to find out what life has been like for children who live, work or depend on streets around the world.

Questions, suggestions or want to know more? @toyboxcharity