Across the world millions of children are forced to survive on the streets.

Street Child World Cup in association with Save the Children provides a global platform for street children to be heard so that they receive the safety, support and opportunities that all children deserve.

We use the power of sport and the arts to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children transforming lives across the world.

In April 2014 over 230 former street children from 19 countries joined us in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a unique football tournament. These children stand united for the rights of street children across the world and they are not alone. Street Child World Cup received the support of Pope Francis, Prince William Duke of Cambridge, World Cup winners Gilberto Silva and Bebeto and football legend Zico.

No child should have to live on the streets.

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  • “It was a privilege to be invited to the launch of the Street Child World Cup at Downing Street. It gives children a voice through football, a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”

    Wilson Palacios, Stoke City and Honduras Midfielder
  • “No child should have to live on the streets and I fully endorse this campaign giving street children a voice to claim their rights”

    Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United Manager
  • “I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”

    David Beckham OBE

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