Congress

Congress for street children’s rights

At the heart of our international sports events is a Congress for street children’s rights, giving street-connected children the chance to have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them.

“Not everyone gets an opportunity like this and we are glad that we have been able to establish something with the platform we have been given.” Usha, Team India

Giving a voice to those who have gone unheard for so long

The children have the opportunity to share their experiences, hopes and dreams and make recommendations calling for the global community to take concrete steps to protect street children’s rights.

“I’ve learned how to share with others and I really want to keep fighting for street children and to show that our voice needs to be heard. Everything I have to say has value because I am an important person.” Team Nicaragua

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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
  • β€œI 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.”

    Manny Pacquiao, Filipino professional boxer
  • β€œNo child should have to live on the streets.Β  I commend the Street Child World Cup for providing a platform for the rights of street children to be heard.”

    Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Former Prime Minister