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.
“I experienced hardcore street life in my youth. I know what it’s like. I congratulate the Street Child World Cup project in it’s commitment to bring attention to the plight of Street Children through the power of football.”
“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.”
“When ever people come across me they laugh. It seems like my mouth is zipped because they talk for us. I wish they could give us a chance to talk for ourselves.”