April 16, 2012, 4:14 p.m. by LBBOnline
Brazil's Street Child World Cup football team visits LondonTo celebrate the April 12th International Day of Street Children
Brazil's Street Child World Cup football team visits London for the International Day of Street Children
Across the world millions of children live and work on the streets. The Street Child World Cup is a global campaign that aims to ensure street children receive the protection and opportunities that all children deserve.
To celebrate the April 12th International Day of Street Children, the children's Brazilian football team from Quixote, Sao Paulo, are visiting London, to experience the city and to teach those at Street Child World Cup more about the issues and challenges faced by street children in Brazil. The team posed at Westminster last week, with a banner depicting the campaign slogan - 'I AM SOMEBODY' – which is also the title of a short film about the organisation that can be seen on the website.
This London centric push of the campaign not only uses football and the unique international street child conference to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children, but has also got the kids involved in street art, building a sense of community and encouraging kids to work together to produce something that will be seen and remembered in the UK capital.
Up to twenty teams from around the world will be involved in the culminating tournament, when football returns to its spiritual home, Brazil, for the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
For more information about the campaign visit http://streetchildworldcup.org/
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