This evening at UEFA Euro 2012, host-nation Ukraine will battle it out with England to reach the quarterfinals of the competition. In advance of this battle of ‘wills over skills’ we wanted to bring you a Ukraine-themed update.
We were delighted to visit our partner organisation, Depaul International, in Kharkiv to hear their plans for Brazil 2014 and also to get an update from those who took part in South Africa 2010. You might remember four of the team. These four are Pasha, Tanya and Artem (pictured) who live with one foster-family and Sascha who lives with another family close by.
Ukraine team’s view of UEFA Euro 2012 (2 min film)
Ukraine team – where are they now? (5 min film)
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”