Welcome Team Kenya

Kenya have joined the Road to Rio 2014. The team from Mombasa are part of Glad’s House, a charity working with street children through education and safe reintergration.

Glad’s House has a history of using football to enrich the lives of street children, helping them leave street life behind. They have worked with thousands of street children in Kenya, providing lasting ways for kids to turn their lives around through enterprise and schooling. The ultimate goal where possible is reuniting children with their families and reintegrating them into society.

Cliff Ferguson, Chairman of the charity, said:

“Being part of the Street Child World Cup is fantastic for us – we hope to use this opportunity to change people’s perception of street children and to show how they can be reintegrated into society. We’re delighted to be involved and can’t wait to get started with training sessions.”

Street Child World Cup Teams Coordinator Karin Joseph said:

“Glad’s House is already using the power of sport to change the perception of street children in Kenyan society. This team will become a symbol for street children in Kenya to reach their potential away from the streets.”

For more information, please contact karin@streetchildunited.org

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  • “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, sales a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”

    Wilson Palacios, Stoke City and Honduras Midfielder
  • “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
  • “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.”

    Manny Pacquiao, Filipino professional boxer