This year, street children have faced unimaginable additional challenges as a result of COVID-19. National restrictions have made finding food and earning money harder than ever and fears over the virus spreading have caused communities to vilify and blame children on the streets.
To respond to these challenges, we’ve had to adapt and innovate, and our partners have taken incredible risks to ensure they can continue to provide much-needed support. Without your support, none of this would have been possible.
Working with street children is by its nature challenging, working with street children during a global pandemic – well, we can’t quite find the right words to describe this desperation. This struggle however pales in comparison to the despair experienced by children living and working on the streets over the last twelve months.
Our eternal gratitude is extended to each and every one of Toybox supporters who gave and prayed so generously this year. Additionally, we would like to thank our volunteers, wonderful trustees and exceptional international partners who have continued to amaze us this year.
Street children are often invisible to those who choose not to see them. But together we see them. Thank you.