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    The Street Child World Cup is seeking to ensure a threefold legacy: for the individual participants, pilule for the chosen project and for each national campaign.

    We have chosen outstanding partner projects each of which will support the children taking part before, during and after the Street Child World Cup in Rio. SCWC will be a life changing experience for these children and it is essential that it forms part of their on-going personal development that they are supported as they return home as ambassadors and children’s champions. We call all the children taking part Street Champions. 


    Street Skills was first piloted with Team Tanzania in partnership with the Premier League and QPR. Two QPR coaches gave training to 20 street children and police officers in how to coach football and work with children connected to the street. Street Skills aims to engage marginalized children through football alongside the arts and education to give them the skills they need for a better future.


    Our alumni are our original street champions, these young adults took part in the SCWC in 2010 and we are delighted they will be joining us in Rio. They inspire us in how they have turned their lives around, and will act as ambassadors for all those children still on the streets.

    Raising awareness

    SCWC provides a fantastic opportunity for partner projects to raise awareness of and new support for their work. Capacity building and raising the profile of high quality street child NGOs forms the second tier of the SCWC’s threefold legacy.

    Creating change

    The 2010 SCWC transformed public perceptions of street children. The media coverage and high level of interest created by Street Child World Cup places street children in the spotlight. Each partner project has identified specific local issues that will transform these children’s lives, and how they will use their participation to realise these.

    Read more about the impact of the Street Child World Cup.