Message to all Lingoproz members from the organisers:
The first ever Street Child World Cup will take place in Durban in March 2010. This powerful and transformative project seeks to ensure that 2010 is remembered for the long term change it has made possible. Would you like to be part of the team? Street children from eight countries will compete in a football tournament and hold an ‘indaba’, launching a new global campaign for the rights of street children to be upheld. The event will celebrate the potential of street children, and provide a platform for them to tell their stories and raise the issues which matter most to them with the worldwide media, invited policy makers and figures from the world of football and the arts. We will be using the global languages of football and the arts to communicate. There will also be at least nine languages spoken at the event (Zulu, Swahili, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Punjabi, Filipino, Vietnamese – with English being used as a common language). We are seeking volunteers to help these children communicate and to ensure their message is heard loud and clear. We can offer (reasonable) expenses to volunteers giving a day, two days – or up to 10 days of their time. Any companies supporting our efforts will be able to benefit from advertising. The event will be a unique event and we believe it will touch the lives of everyone involved. If you would like to be a part of it, please contact Jenny Dawkins, Project Manager, at email@example.com. See http://www.streetchildworldcup.org for more details. I look forward to hearing from you!