Corporate Endorsements

Robin D’Alessandro, CEO, Vitol Foundation: “In 2013-2014, the Vitol Group, the Vitol Foundation and VTTI were proud sponsors of the SCWC. Every Vitol and VTTI office was paired with a street child national team to help them get to Rio and, most importantly, to sustain legacy programmes in their home countries. These programmes will transform the lives of many more street children for years to come. The platform that the SCWC provides to raise the profile of street children has been instrumental in getting the issues they face onto the agendas of their national governments. We have been so impressed by the passion, dedication and resourcefulness of the SCWC team and their programmes.”

Fergus Drake, Director of Global Programmes, Save the Children: “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Street Child united, which Save the Children entered into in early 2014, working closely with them in the run up to the Rio 2014 event. They are an inspiring organisation with a highly focused mission and ambition to achieve real and lasting change for street children, working with partners to ensure that street children are given a voice to advocate for change.”

Bob Thust, Head of Community Investment, Deloitte: “Street Child World Cup has inspired our people, engaged our clients and helped us to continue to cement our position as a leader in community engagement. Most importantly it has truly transformed the lives and opportunities available to some of the world’s most deprived children.”

Sportsworld: “We decided to become involved with the Street Child World Cup not only because it is a great cause but because it is a great strategic fit for our company. It’s a great opportunity to come together as colleagues to make a big difference and our support will deliver real tangible benefits to street children around the world and make the SCWC a great success.”

Pele Sports: “We became involved with the SCWC because it aligned perfectly with our brand values and Pele’s personal belief that every country should invest in their children and that people from all backgrounds, young and old, rich and poor, can enjoy the beautiful game.”

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  • “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 and I fully endorse this campaign giving street children a voice to claim their rights”

    Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United Manager
  • “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.”

    David Beckham OBE