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Tanzania play first matches of the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019

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A group of eight street-connect children from Tanzania represented their country yesterday in the first cricket matches of the first ever Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019, hosted in Cambridge, England. 

In a spectacular performance today, Tanzania won all three of their games and remain unbeaten. The young team showed fantastic determination to marginally beat Nepal in a nail biting match, batted exceptionally well to overcome Mauritius and stunned the crowd, beating one of the competition favourites, North India. 

As a reminder, the Street Child Cricket World Cup unites street-connected young people from nine countries to play in their own international cricket tournament to challenge negative perceptions and treatment of street-connected people from around the world. 

The final will be played at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on Tuesday 7 May. 

Tanzania is represented at SCCWC 2019 by Pamoja Child and Youth Foundation is a Mwanza-based organisation which provides a sanctuary for street-connected young people, offers them creative outlets and works with guidance counsellors to deliver invaluable life skills.
Street Child United is a UK charity using the power of sport, specifically international sports events, to change the negative perceptions and treatment of street-connected children globally. This year, we are holding a Street Child Cricket World Cup ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup. 

Teams from Bangladesh, India South, India North, Mauritius, Tanzania, Nepal, West Indies, the Democratic Republic of Congo and England are taking part.

The event will be held across seven days and will involve a mixture of cricket matches, a festival of arts and congress sessions. Congress is a forum for the young people involved to discuss experiences they've had, their hopes for the future and barriers to them achieving them. 

The Congress culminates in the General Assembly on the day of the final at Lords, where the young people deliver public statements on behalf of street-connected young people from their country. 

In 2016, statements made by young people at the Street Child Games were used in the UN's General Comment on Children in Street Situations.
You can see a full list of Tanzania's results here: https://www.streetchildunited.org/team/bangladesh/
By Special Writer, UK

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