Street Child World Cup in association with Save the Children are delighted to have won the “small NGO category” at the Bond Development Awards for international development. The awards celebrate the innovative and exciting work by British international development organisations. Our award was in recognition of this film “When the world conspires with us”
The award was presented to our CEO John Wroe and Director of Fundraising Francesca Marenghi by Rt. Hon. Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development at the awards ceremony in Sadler’s Wells, London. According to Bond “The judges were particularly struck by the humility of those involved and the sense of fun they injected into the lives of the children the project touched.”
This years theme was collaboration and we would like to dedicate this award to the inspiring children and project partners that we serve and our partners without whom none of the work would be possible. We look forward to moving out of the small NGO category!
Bond is the UK membership body for organisations working in international development or supporting those that do through funding, research, training and other services.
“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.”
“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.”