Raquelina and Anguista are representing Mozambique at the Street Child Games. Team Mozambique’s campaign will focus on every child’s right to education – a right that every child is entitled to, regardless of gender, or whether or not they have lived on the streets.
Meninos da Moçambique
The girls are supported by Meninos Da Mocambique (MDM), a Mozambican NGO providing social assistance and health care to children on the streets of Mozambique’s cities.
Sports form an important part of MDM’s preventative work with girls who may be at risk of life on the streets. They use football to challenge traditional roles which girls become trapped in, as domestic assistants in the home with very little freedom, and to give them the opportunity to play.