A girls’ team from Maputo represented Mozambique at the Street Child World Cup Rio 2014. Our partners in Maputo, Meninos Da Mocambique (MDM) is a Mozambican NGO providing social assistance and medical care to children on the streets of Mozambique’s cities.

Football forms an important part of MDM’s preventative work with girls who may be at risk of life on the streets. As part of an extensive range of activities they have 3 (or more) girls’ football teams who are involved in their prevention programmes. They use football to challenge traditional roles which girls become trapped in, as domestic assistants in the home with very little freedom, and to give them the opportunity to play. The teams have been successful and last year’s team were taken on by a local club once they had outgrown the project.

MDM are supported in the UK by Street Child Africa, an NGO which works with street child projects across Africa.

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