We are delighted to welcome to the UK our Brazilian team of former street children who join us to celebrate the launch of the Street Child World Cup Brazil 2014.
Our joint venture partner Action for Brazil’s Children (ABC) Trust has facilitated the visit of the young Brazilians who come from the Quixote project in Sao Paulo. Their week-long trip coincides with the International Day for Street Children and comprises a number of awareness raising activities. See below for details on where you can join us to meet the young people and to hear their stories.
Street Child World Cup Chief Executive Andrew Webb said:
“We welcome the young Brazilians who remind us that this is more than a game and that no child should have to live on the streets. Through football, price art and a truly unique international event, physician the Street Child World Cup aims to challenge negative perceptions and treatment of street children around the world by ensuring that the voices of street children are heard.”
Whilst in the UK young people will visit the Houses of Parliament, cheap be guests at Arsenal and QPR Premiership Football games and a Tottenham Hotspur training session. They will also meet the Bishop of London and visit the Brazilian Embassy.
A key part of the trip will be meeting other young people with whom they can share their stories and help raise awareness of the millions of children still living on the streets. They will be joining South Camden Community School for a number of activities including a community welcome day at St Luke’s West Holloway. They will also of course be playing football including being the guest team at a Cambridge-based annual football tournament.
Do join us to welcome our Brazilian team of former street children as we celebrate the launch of the Street Child World Cup Brazil 2014. Hear the latest news from the Street Child World Cup, eat Brazilian-themed food and celebrate with us!
Places are limited and we need to know numbers in order to plan food so do please let us know as soon as possible.
For further information, to cover any of the activities or to arrange an interview with member/s of the Brazilian team or the organisation, please contact
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