Across the world millions of children live and work on the streets.

Street Child World Cup is a global campaign for street children to receive the protection and opportunities that all children deserve. Through football, art and the only international street child conference our aim is to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children. This is more than a game.

In 2014 the beautiful game returned to its spiritual home: Brazil. In April, ahead of the FIFA World Cup the second-ever Street Child World Cup took place in Rio de Janeiro, uniting teams of street children from 19 countries, drawing from a network of outstanding projects all campaigning for the rights of street children.

Street Child World Cup founding partners are the Amos Trust (who founded Street Child World Cup in 2010), Momentum Arts (which led the arts programme in Durban 2010) and Action for Brazil’s Children (who will help with the Brazilian teams in 2014).

Street Child World Cup is an initiative of UK registered charity Street Child United. Our aim is to provide a platform for street children to be heard, to challenge negative stereotypes of street children and to promote the rights of  street children.

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  • “It was possible to gather many nationalities, cultures, and form a nation: a nation of free man, with equal rights and opportunities, mutual respect, rightful duties. It was 10 days when the world, in that corner of Rio, was fair to socially excluded children; they could feel the beauty of being somebody in this world.”

    Abdul Faquir, Team Mozambique, Project Leader
  • “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
  • “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