Street Child World Cup



Street children in Nicaragua competed in the Street Child World Cup in Brazil in 2014 with the support of the children and young people of The Methodist Church in Britain.

Young Methodists in Britain pledged to back two Nicaraguan teams - a girls' football team and a boys' football team - in partnership with the Methodist Church in Nicaragua and the Methodist Church in Brazil. They aimed to raise £30,000 by taking part in sponsorship events aimed at opening their eyes to the lives of street children. 

Methodist children and young people encouraged local churches across the Connexion to help reach the £30,000 target by organising fundraising events of their own.

The children and young people at Menston Methodist Church raised £200 through a Coffee Morning stall, the screening of Despicable Me2 and other donations.

Unfortunately, the girls' team and  boys' team from Nicaragua did not progress beyond the Group stage matches but the tournament, which was organised by The Amos Trust, gave these children a wonderful life changing experience which provided a platform for street children to be heard, to challenge negative stereotypes of street children and to promote the rights of street children.

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