Red Solidaria is an international welfare and development organization with a focus on South America, which originated in 1995 in Argentina. It acts as an intermediary between various organizations and individuals to develop projects and thereby alleviate social problems.
More Than a Game witnessed first hand the excellent work carried out by members of Red Solidaria helping the homeless people of Buenos Aires.
The Homeless World Cup is an annual international football tournament, uniting teams of people who are homeless. It gives hundreds of individuals the incredible opportunity, we have all dreamt of at one time or another, of representing their country at football and, at the same time, does more than practically any other global project to highlight the status of the homeless around the world.
Onesimus Boys Centre (OBC) is a rehabilitation centre for street boys aged between 12 and 18 years old. All boys come from the streets of Mombasa.
The main goal of OBC is to provide the boys with a daily routine, education, medical care and a place to rehabilitate. The boys find a home in OBC and they are given counselling in order to help them get over their past.
The project Running Streetkids Chipata is an innovative attempt at the integration of street children into society. Besides a transit home for orphans three football teams were created. Football is what motivates the children. In this way they can get beyond street life and this allows the organisation to work together with the kids on a regular basis.
Today 15 boys and girls live at the orphanage and, together with over 100 other children from the area, they train five times a week and play a match against other teams from the regional league at weekends. Schooling is also organised for these children and, at regular intervals, individuals will start vocational training whereupon others take their place in the teams.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
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