News

Street Child World Cup: Helping Egypt’s Street Children One Goal At A Time

Street Child World Cup: Helping Egypt’s Street Children One Goal At A Time

Children during practice in Egypt
Children during practice in Egypt

Disadvantaged street children from across 19 countries, including Egypt, have arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the Street Child World Cup ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The event, with the slogan “I Am Somebody,” aims to give the world’s most disadvantaged children a voice to allow them to express themselves on issues that impact them each and every day.

Organizers of the event add that Street Child World Cup seeks to highlight the importance of providing protection and opportunities that all children deserve.

Part of the Egyptian team at Dubai Airport on the way to Rio.
Part of the Egyptian team at Dubai Airport on the way to Rio.

The Egyptian team consists of 18 children, each, despite diverse backgrounds, have something in common: they ended up on the streets, often homeless or in shelters, due to issues that were out of their control.

In a promotional video, the children declare “I am somebody. Like every child, I am a dreamer. I am a believer. I am a wanderer. My home is in your neighbourhood, on every street. I am a child with hopes that tomorrow brings me better fortune. I am a survivor. I am an Egyptian and I will be representing you at the Street Child World Cup in Rio!”

Egypt and Brazil will verse each other tomorrow, March 30, in the first match of the boys’ tournament.

You can follow Egypt’s team on Facebook by clicking here, or Twitter by clicking here.

[vimeo 87394400 w=500 h=281]

 

 

This is Egypt's Cure for AIDS
Egypt's Animals Find Care in Luxor

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s Unemployment Rate Down to 10 Percent in Q3 of 2018

Egyptian StreetsNovember 16, 2018

Egypt ‘Appreciates’ and ‘Trusts’ Final Saudi Investigation into Khashoggi Killing

Egyptian StreetsNovember 16, 2018

Archaeological Mission Unearths Ancient Pregnant Woman Burial

Egyptian StreetsNovember 14, 2018

Egyptian MP to Submit Bill Omitting Religion from National IDs to Parliament

Egyptian StreetsNovember 12, 2018

British Parliament Encourages Lifting the Travel Ban Imposed on Sharm El Sheikh

Nour EltiganiNovember 11, 2018

Egyptian Film ‘Yomeddine’ Wins at Geneva Film Festival

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

UN: Food Aid to Be Doubled to 14 Million Yemenis to Avert Starvation

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

Bedouin Tribes of ‘Sinai Trail’ Get Backing From Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.