Beckham meets star of Street Child World Cup

One of the stars of the Street Child World Cup 2010 has had the unique opportunity to meet David Beckham as the LA Galaxy player visited a shelter for street children in the Philippine capital Manila. Beckham said: “Every child I spoke to today — they all have dreams, physician they all have inspirations. [It is] heartbreaking to think majority of these children haven’t got parents, or haven’t got parents to care for them and love them.”

According to the Washington Post:

“Conan, a 17-year-old who was abandoned by his parents when he was 7, told Beckham that he dreams of joining the Philippine team and later becoming a coach. He played in the Street Children’s Football World Cup last year in South Africa, where the Philippines beat South Africa 2-1.”

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  • “It was possible to gather many nationalities, story cultures, viagra 60mg 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
  • “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.”

    Mbali, 15, Durban
  • “No child should have to live on the streets.  I commend the Street Child World Cup for providing a platform for the rights of street children to be heard.”

    Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Former Prime Minister