The STREAT project was designed and implemented by Dynamo International (project developer) and SwTI (Street Worker Training Institute). The project brought together 15 DISWN partner member countries: Spain, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Finland, Senegal, Benin, DRC, Quebec-Canada, US, Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Nepal, Vietnam and the Philippines.
The project had three objectives:
- Bolstering networks of street social workers at the local, regional and international levels.
- Advocacy to gain recognition for the street work method and the status of street social workers.
- Training for street social workers in the different participating countries (workshop and online training).
At the same time, the project enabled the network’s international meetings to be held:
- International Pilot Group in Rufisque in Senegal.
- Coordination meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands.
Key achievements The project enabled considerable progress to be made towards achieving one of the network’s main objectives: legal recognition for street social work. This was achieved by placing a strong emphasis on street social work as a profession and by significantly developing the skills of street social workers, particularly socio-educational work.