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Across the world millions of children live and work on the streets.
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: 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. This ensured that street children’s voices are heard and that they had the chance to join the festival of football.
We run a number of sports and arts based events raising awareness of our incredible partner projects who work on the front line wit 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 helped with the Brazilian teams in 2014). Street Child World Cup is an initiative of UK registered charity Street Child United. The 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. Read more on our non-tournament site.