Street Child Games – Rio – 14 – 20 March 2016

Team Burundi


Team Burundi participated in the Street Child Cup in 2014, where they were second. A few players who were in the 2014 squad have returned to Rio de Janeiro to participate in the Street Child Games. One of them is Innocent, who won the Golden Boot two years ago. He did not have a real name until recently. Innocent was just a nickname, which he got from his years on the street.
Today, he wants other children to have a name, legal papers and an identity.
His biggest dream? To start a family to help children in difficult situations.

Meet the Team

Meet Innocent, Vianney, Armel and David, the players and ambassadors of Team
Burundi. By participating in the Street Child Games they are campaigning for street children to be recognised and treated as national citizens with the right to a legal identity, access to education and protection from violence. The Street Child Games will enable the team to raise awareness in Burundi and across the world of the challenges street children face and inspire those who can implement real change to improve the lives of street children.

New Generation

Team Burundi is representing the frontline work of New Generation Burundi. It is estimated 5000 children live and work on the streets in Burundi, 3000 of those are in the capital Bujumbura.

Street children and young people in Burundi live in poor conditions – vulnerable to extreme forms of violence including murder and rape, abuse, imprisonment without trial, exploitation and human trafficking. New Generation has worked for more than 15 years to support street children and develop a new generation of leaders in Burundi. They are committed to support street children through a wide range of programmes including leadership training, social support & access to health care, coaching sessions and awareness campaigns for the specific challenges street children in Burundi face.


#Imboneza #RoadToMoscow

Nos jeunes enfants de l’équipe Imboneza FC qui vont se rendre à Moscou au mois de Mai
pour participer au Street child world cup, ont joué un match de préparation ce vendredi soir.

La rencontre qui les a opposés à l’équipe Kabondo Football for hope s’est soldé sur un score de parité de 2 partout. Au match allé les 2 équipes avaient aussi égalisé 4 à 4.

La préparation de notre équipe pour la compétition de football des anciens enfants en situation de rue se poursuit.

Our young children from the Imboneza FC team who are going to Moscow in May
to participate in the Street child world cup, played a preparation match this Friday night.

The match against the Kinindo Football for Hope team ended in a parity score of 2 - 2. In the previous match, the teams had equalized 4 to 4.

The preparation of our team for the football competition of former street children continues. ...

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Our young players from the Imboneza FC team are getting ready for the great competition “ Street child word cup “
which will take place in Moscow in May.

Nos jeunes joueurs de l’équipe Imboneza FC se préparent bien pour la grande compétition « Street child word cup » qui se déroule à Moscou au mois de Mai. ...

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Les leaders des clubs NG des différentes provinces ont été conviés dans un rassemblement général.
Durent 2 jours ils ont partagé leurs expériences, reçu un renforcement de capacité dans le leadership, l’organisation des clubs et confectionné une planification stratégique pour cette année.

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