Presentation on theme: "What is SCWC? SCWC in Nicaragua. SCWC in context. Why football? What next?"— Presentation transcript:
What is SCWC? SCWC in Nicaragua. SCWC in context. Why football? What next?
Football Art The only international street child conference. March 2014
When people see us by the side of the street, they say that we are the street boys. But when they see us play football, they will say that we are not the street boys. They will say that we are people like them. They are people like us. Andile, South African team
Some facts and figures… 46% of the population survive on less than $2 a day and 15% of the population live in extreme poverty. 1 out of 3 children suffer from chronic malnutrition. 30% of the total number of pregnancies in young mothers are teenagers Nicaragua has the second highest rate of domestic violence in Latin America, with one in every three women reporting physical abuse. Approximately 500,000 children are outside of the school system, and of those attending school, only 45% complete the 6th grade.
Casa Alianza Partner charity with SCWC. Casa Alianza is based in Managua and is a street child programme working with young people aged 13–18. They work with approximately 10,000 street children a year. Works out of 3 centres.
The Hilton Residence
Teenage mothers unit
Centre for vocational learning
Primary reasons for children to be on the streets/what they are exposed to on the streets: Abuse Trafficking Drug addiction Gang activity