Team Brazil Girls
Team Brazil girls join us from the Complexo da Penha community (favela) in Northern Rio de Janeiro. An area of extreme violence where children are at risk of the streets. Street Child United first started working in the area in partnership with Dutch organization IBISS and the Favela Street girls program. Following the Street Child World Cup in 2014, Street Child United Brazil (SCUB) founded the Safe Space soccer program, building a new soccer field with GM Chevrolet in Penha and SCUB now employ 3 coaches to run daily training sessions for the children. The Safe Space has welcomed Manchester United legends, Olympic gold medal winners and has received new coverage including this BBC piece.
Team Brazil Boys
We are partnered with O Pequeno Nazareno, a nonprofit based in Fortaleza, Brazil. OPN is a national organization fighting for dignity and justice for children at risk. OPN seek to raise awareness of street children and influence public policy to support them. OPN run the national campaign for street children; Criança não é de rua (Children are not from the street).