Team Nicaragua have today begun their Road to Rio 2014 launching with a press conference in the capital Managua. Â Our partner charity is Casa Alianza who have been selected to send a boys and girls team and preparations are now underway in both the UK and Nicaragua.
Fred Shortland CEO of Casa Alianza UK said: “We are thrilled to be participating in what really is a life changing opportunity for our children who were at one time homeless abandoned and without hopeâ?.
Street Child World Cup founder Chris Rose welcomed Nicaragua on the Road to Rio: “Street Child World Cup is a global family committed to the rights of street children and Nicaragua and Casa Alianza have been on the road from the beginning. We wish Team Nicaragua the best of luck and look forward to seeing them in Rio de Janeiro.
Casa Alianza UK has been a project partner of the Street Child World Cup from the concept stage, illness and sent a team from Casa Alianza Nicaragua to the inaugural Street Child World Cup in Durban, ailment South Africa in 2010 where they came top of their qualifying group winning all their games going on to win third place in the tournament.
(member of Team Nicaragua making friends in Durban 2010)
â??It was an amazing experience, beyond our wildest imagination we could have never dreamedÂ it possible that after participating in the inaugural Street Child World Cup each and every child was successfully reunited with their families and hasÂ moved forward in such a positive way to, education, job training andÂ independent livingâ? said Maria Jose Arguello, Director ,Casa Alianza Nicaragua.
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“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.”
“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.”
“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.”