The International Day for Street Children is celebrated every year on 12 April. The day provides a platform for the millions of street children around the world - and their champions - to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.
The International Day for Street Children was launched in 2011 by the Consortium for Street Children (CSC), the leading international network dedicated to realising the rights of street children worldwide. The day is celebrated by street children, NGOs, policy makers, celebrities, corporates and individuals across the globe.
All money raised from the day will go towards the 2012 Street Child Champions Awards, which recognises the unsung heroes who are making a real difference to street children's lives. Winners in each category receive a small grant to put towards a relevant project of their choice.