Glad’s House at the Street Child World Cup 2014

I_AM_SOMEBODY_BannerGlad’s House are delighted to be representing Kenya at the 2014 Street Child World Cup in Rio just before the actual FIFA World Cup. We’ve set this section of the web site up to keep you informed about our progress getting a team of street children to represent their country on the trip of a life time and to raise awareness of the plight of street children in Kenya.

This what the SCWC organisers have to say about Rio 2014:

The Street Child World Cup is a global campaign for street children to receive the protection and opportunities that all children are entitled to. Ahead of each FIFA World Cup, we unite street children from across five continents to play football and join us in a unique international conference. Together through football, art and campaigning we aim to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children around the world.

In 2014 the beautiful game returns to its spiritual home: Brazil. Brazil will host teams of street children from up to 20 countries, drawing from a network of outstanding projects all campaigning for the rights of street children. This will ensure that street children’s voices are heard and that they will have the chance to play in the festival of football.

Here at Glad’s House we e believe this is a brilliant opportunity for corporate partners to gain global exposure through an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often. If, like us, you believe that every child shouldn’t have to live in fear, danger or poverty then maybe you need to get in touch with our chairman Cliff Ferguson on +44 (0)1256 766263 or email him at cliff.ferguson@gladshouse.com.

victorWe have had some amazing support for the Rio 2014 campaign already from our Glad’s House partners to get to this point being picked to represent Kenya.

Now we have to raise the money to make this happen.

Victor Wanyama the Kenyan international currently playing for Southampton has already thrown his weight behind our campaign to raise the money to go to Rio. His football talent got him through some difficult times in Africa and he’s now playing at the highest level of club football, the UEFA Champions League as well on the international stage for his country.

“I believe the Street Child World Cup can change a lot of teenagers lives around the world. I wish Glad’s House all the best in the competition – they deserve every bit of success in everything they do”

Victor Wanyama, February 2013