In March 2010 the first ever Street Child World Cup will take place in Durban, South Africa. Street children from eight countries will come together to play football and find their voices through the game they love.
Tom Hewitt, founder of Umthombo, Durban, speaks about the Street Child World Cup and its potential impact on homeless children not just in South Africa but worldwide.
The Street Child World Cup will place street children centre stage, celebrating their potential and providing a platform for them to talk about their experiences, rights and ideas.
Street children will work with international coaches to express themselves on the football pitch and with specially trained artists, who will enable them to tell their stories and to be heard.
They will launch a campaign to win rights for street children all over the world.
"The Street Child World Cup will use this game, which is loved all over the world, to help give kids a fairer deal. No child should have to be on the streets."
Gary Lineker, speaking at the Street Child World Cup launch.