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Street Child United Cricket World Cup 2019, Tanzania received in British Houses of Parliament

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By Special Writer, UK
Eight street-connected young people from Tanzania were in the British Houses of Parliament today, representing their country at the Street Child Cricket World Cup. 

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 homeless people from around the world.

The young people will play the finals of the (SCCWC2019) on the main grounds of Lord’s, where the 2019 ICC World Cup is set to take place. Over the course of the tournament, art workshops will be delivered to encourage creativity, expression and communication beyond language barriers. A congress will also be held where the young people will deliver a message of change on behalf of street-connected young people everywhere.

Pamoja Child and Youth Foundation, who are representing Team Tanzania at the (SCCWC2019), 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.

The young people were welcomed to the Houses of Parliament at a reception hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for street children.

Before the reception at Westminster, the young people attended a county cricket match between Surrey and Kent at The Oval where they were guests of former Prime Minster of the United Kingdom and Patron of Street Child Cricket World Cup, The Rt. Hon Sir John Major KG CH. The Oval is an international cricket ground in Kennington, South London and home to the Surrey County Cricket Club. The young people also enjoyed a walking tour of Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

Kudrack, one of Team Tanzania’s players, said “It has been a great day. This is my first time in London and I’m really happy. I thank God that we arrived here safely.”

Sir John Major said: "Lack of support for street-connected young people isn’t “someone else’s problem”, it is for us all, and we must not ignore it. Those of us with more fortunate lives have a moral obligation to improve the circumstances of these young people. We can begin with the Street Child Cricket World Cup."

Team Tanzania will play their Street Child Cricket World Cup group stage matches on 4 and 5 May, before the tournament moves to Lord's for the finals on 7 May.

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