STREET CHILD CELEBRATES AT LONDON'S KENSINGTON PALACE
22nd November 2018 – Sarah, Duchess of York and Princess Eugenie were guests of the charity Street Child at a gala dinner held at London’s Kensington Palace to mark the charity’s 10th birthday.
Started in 2008, the charity exists to support children in some of the world’s toughest places into education. From an original project supporting 100 street children in Sierra Leone, the charity has to date supported 200,000 vulnerable children and now operates in 10 countries.
Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice became global ambassadors for Street Child earlier in the year following its merger with the charity Children in Crisis, which was founded by their mother Sarah, Duchess of York. This is the first time that either of the Princesses has attended a Street Child event.
Street Child patron, Sarah, Duchess of York, said: ‘At Street Child, we believe that education is a fundamental right. It’s a tragedy and a scandal that there are 121 million school-aged children around the world who aren’t able to go to school.
‘Street Child provides simple and sustainable solutions, whether that’s buying uniforms and learning materials, training teachers or refurbishing classrooms and building schools to ensure that children have access to education.’
Sarah, Duchess of York continued: ‘I recently visited one of the poorest and most remote parts of Nepal with Street Child and was so inspired by the hopes of the children I met. All they want is a chance. I am really delighted that my daughters Eugenie and Beatrice are also getting involved as ambassadors for the charity – it’s the next generation coming forward to try to make a difference.’