Street Child Games – Rio – 14 – 20 March 2016

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Apr 2016

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Burundi: a country of hope inspired by former street children

Four former street children from Burundi have brought happiness, hope and pride to the country after winning five medals at the first-ever Street Child Games in March. Innocent, 18, winner of gold medals in the 100m hurdles and shot put competitions, said: “I am very excited that I won. I want to tell everyone that […]

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Mar 2016

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The Rio Resolution demands high-level action


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“We have been crying for a lot of years,” said Erica, from Team Philippines, “Now at last our voices are being heard.” On Friday the teams hosted the first street children’s General Assembly at their own Congress, giving them a unique platform to share their expertise on the lives of street children ...

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Street Child Games Reunited

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Mar 2016

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Friends reunited at the Street Child Games


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Four girls from four continents had an emotional reunion on Monday as the Street Child Games got under-way on Copacabana Beach, bringing back together some young women who had formed a unique friendship two years ago and thought they would never see each other again. “I started to cry when I saw on social media […]

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