We are distraught that we live in a world which allows children to sleep on pavements, work in appalling conditions, be subjected to violent abuse on a daily basis and be denied the right to healthcare, an education and a voice. Right now, 100 million children are subject to this abuse and exploitation – this needs to change. Every street child has the right to a life free from fear and exploitation, where they can use their skills and talents to fully participate in their communities.
Toybox exists to achieve a world in which the term ‘street children’ is a piece of history. Our vision is of a world in which children are free from exploitation and violence. Our ambition is to be a powerful force of change, fighting the injustice of children living and working on the world’s most dangerous streets – when this has been achieved, we will cease to operate – and that will be a great day!