28 Teams, a mix of cultures, genders, nationalities and one goal: To show the world that street-connected children are ‘’SOMEBODY’’.
The ten days spent in Qatar (October 7 to October 16, 2022) were full of learning for the football team as well as the team leaders who accompanied the players. The team from Burundi qualified for the semi-finals, where the Burundian Ambassador and Second Counselor of Burundi in Doha were present to cheer the team on.
The Congress, Art exhibitions, and General Assembly gave the opportunity to all children to express themselves in different ways, become more confident, exchange experiences with street-connected children from other countries and eventually be the voice for the voiceless.
The aim for Team Burundi was to speak about the lack of quality education back in the country, the need to appoint qualified teachers, and to have bigger class-rooms where children can be accommodated and study in a more comfortable way.