A voice for street children – together we can make a difference.
We currently work with programme partners in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico who provide services to 10,000 children a year. We have a worldwide mandate and will be working with other Street children projects in the future to ensure, all street and at risk children, everywhere, have a voice.
A safe world where children have access to education, their rights are protected and they are treated equally
What we do :
We provide advocacy, capacity building and funding support to our partner programmes. In the UK we provide community education on street children and provide suitably qualified volunteers to our project partner field programmes. We work to develop collaborative partnerships that promote measurable impact on the lives of at-risk children through programmes and rights based advocacy.
How we work:
We raise funds from individuals, trusts and funding bodies for projects, education, core costs, healthcare, street outreach, Sport for health, Music Therapy and many more. We campaign for the rights of street children via social media, campaign actions and lobbying.
With your help, we want to build belief …..
Build belief that there is a better world for street children
Build belief that they are not alone
Build belief that we can all make a difference
Build belief that when many individual voices ask for change – it will happen due to the force of the collective will
You can help us make a fairer, better world – wherever you are. Your voice can persuade world leaders to change policies, your actions can help us make a change – join us now
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HELP US MAKE A BETTER WORLD FOR STREET CHILDREN
Our History and change of name:
Originally Casa Alianza UK started in February 1999 to raise funds and awareness for the Casa Alianza Latin American projects in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The beginning of the charity was motivated by the senseless death of one child – 13-year-old Nahaman Carmona Lopez – a street child kicked to death in Guatemala City by 4 police officers who found him sniffing glue on the streets to try and combat his wracking hunger pains. The inscription on Nahaman’s headstone reads ”I only wanted to be a child and they wouldn’t let me.”
Since that time, we have worked to raise awareness of the plight of street children – in 2016 our Trustees made the decision to apply for Worldwide status to be able to campaign for the rights of all street and at risk children worldwide. This has been granted, along with our change of name by the Charity Commission and Companies House.
The decision also necessitated a change of name to Compass Children’s Charity to enable us to work with other project partners not under the Casa Alianza name, although our historic project partners will always be our priority.
We are very excited and motivated to bring our expertise and connections to bear for all street children everywhere – these children deserve the chance to” just be a child” – we hope that you are able to join with us to make that possibility come true.