Street Child World Cup 2022 commences at Oxygen Park
10 Oct 2022Event
The Street Child World Cup 2022, an event by Street Child United, held in collaboration with Qatar Foundation (QF) began on October 8, at Oxygen Park in Education City. The event will present 28 teams from 25 countries coming forth to give street-connected children a platform to enable change.
The tournament will go on until October 15 having teams play a World-Cup-style competition. It is also expected to have interesting art workshops and enable healthy discussions in child-friendly congress sessions on the plight of the youth living on the street worldwide. The event also witnessed the drawing of the groups of teams that will play over the next few days.
The participating teams include 15 boys’ teams and 13 girls’ teams. Out of these, refugees and displaced children form 10 teams. The teams will engage in a World-Cup-style football tournament and the final matches will culminate on October 15. A General Assembly will also be conducted where the street kids can shed light on their living conditions and adversities faced by them across the world. ‘The Qatar Commitment’ is a formal document that will be signed as a pledge to collectively assist in improving the lives of street youth and their living conditions.
Qatar Foundation’s director of World Cup legacy, Alexandra Chalat quoted, “ We believe the World Cup is an amazing platform to bring people together and this event is doing just that ahead of the tournament: welcoming young people from all over the world – who have overcome incredible adversity and become leaders in their community – to Qatar to learn, be recognized, and work with students from our schools.”
The event is taking place at Oxygen Park in Education City and is free for the public. More information about the Street Child World Cup 2022 and Street Child United is available at [email protected] .