The Street Child Cricket World Cup Finals Day 2019 at Lord’s
As proud partners of Street Child United, we were delighted to attend the first Street Child Cricket World Cup Final on Tuesday 7th May at Lord’s Cricket ground. The eight teams who took part were represented by organisations supporting street-connected young people in Bangladesh, England, India North, India South, Mauritius, Nepal, Tanzania, and West Indies all with equal participation between girls and boys.
The event provided a level playing field for street-connected children to be seen and their voices to be heard – inspiring their countries and communities to better protect, respect and support street children.
Amongst the lively atmosphere filled with music and celebration, the fun filled day kicked off with the knockout games, before England and India South battled it out in the final. India South were victorious and crowned the winners of the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019.
After the Trophy ceremony, all teams participated in the General Assembly, where these amazing young people shared their stories and messages for change on behalf of street-connected children across the world.
Attending the Street Child Cricket World Cup was one of the best ways to understand the impact of what Street Child United does. Meeting some of the young people and understanding and listening to their stories was a unique opportunity.
Read more about the Team’s messages and stories here: Street Child United
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