In 2014, a boys’ team and a girls’ team travelled from Nicaragua to Rio de Janeiro to represent their country in the Street Child World Cup. Our partner organisation, Casa Alianza Nicaragua, began a programme in 1998 to work with children at risk, in response to thousands of vulnerable children living on the streets in Nicaragua. Their first crisis centre and an additional transition centre were opened later that year. They expanded again in 2001 to open a “Mothers and Babies” centre to look after young mothers who were looking after their babies on the street and for pregnant teenage girls.

Today, Casa Alianza Nicaragua works with an average of 5,000 street children a year. Many of these are the victims of sexual exploitation or were trafficked for sexual purposes. The vast majority have problems with addiction, have broken family ties and all are considered to be at high risk.

Casa Alianza has a formidable record of achievement in defending and protecting the rights of  homeless and at risk children in the countries where they work and have succeeded in setting legal precedents utilising the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the Inter American Court of Human Rights against the governments of Guatemala & Honduras.

In Nicaragua Casa Alianza work in partnership with local authorities and government to ensure they comply with their responsibilities both domestically and internationally in guaranteeing to all children all rights under the UNCRC ratified by Nicaragua 5th October 1990.


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