The Cricket Brought Street Child From Street To Lord’s, The Home of Cricket

15. května 2019, 15:45
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Everyone has dream in life but sometimes it is tough due to life‘s circumstance. According to UN sources, there are up to 150 million street children in the world today who for one or many reason spend most of their lives on the streets and an estimated 4 million street children in Bangladesh. There are many boys like Nizam and many girls like Sopna who has dream but no platform to build up their dream. Because they had no shade on head, no place to keep in safe and no school to study for a better future. They were in the street in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. They were experiencing exploitation and abuse in Dhaka at the railway, bus station, factory and in domestic service.
They had a story to become a street child. They were abounded by parents, family. They were innocent child so they don’t know how to keep themselves safe & save. And it puts their life in danger. They became abused many ways. But they were rescued by LEEDO, a Dhaka based charity, who provides help and support with home, education and health service. With help of LEEDO, today a number of street children walk on towards their dream in life. Former 8 street children, 4 boys and 4 girls have represented Bangladesh in The Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 in the UK. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle []).push({}); But it was never ease for them to come a long way from Dhaka’s Street to Lord’s, the Home of Cricket. . They had an opportunity to join in The Street Child Cricket World Cup but they had no passport, no birth certificate etc. Most of them had no legal parents and documents to get service and travel to abroad. Because in Bangladesh it is never easy to get help for street children. But with the help of UK based charity, Friends of Street Children Bangladesh, those 8 former street children’s dream became true. They have raised funds to support the participation of children from LEEDO Peace Home in the Street Child Cricket World Cup. On 29TH April they arrived at Heathrow Airport, London to join the tournament. First day in the UK; they received a warm welcomed by Canary Wharf Group. They met with people from different profession and background. They shared their stories as a street child and performed show. They visited The Tower Hill Memorial, Tower Hamlets School, Trafalgar Square, and The Oval Cricket Ground.
Their first cricket match started at Parker’s Piece Cambridge on 4 & 5th May. In their first match they won against Mauritius by 17 runs and second match won against West Indies by 6 wickets. In the knock out rounds they also won against Nepal, Team India North and lost against England, Tanzania. On 7th May at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Bangladesh lost the Semi-final match to Team India South who became the winner of The Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019. End of the tournament, they had attended the closing programme at Lord’s where they were welcomed by John Wroe, Street Child United Co-Founder and CEO. They also met with Former British Prime minister Sir John Major, the patron of The Street Child Cricket World Cup and Ex England Cricketer Monty Panesar, the ambassador of The Street Child Cricket World Cup.
The last day in the UK, 9th May; Team Bangladesh had a unique, fun cricket game with The British MPs. The match was organisedby the All Party Parliamentary Group at Victoria Tower Garden, right next to the British House of Parliament. Even Team Bangladesh won their last match against The British MPs by 43 runs. After the cricket match Team Bangladesh attends at a reception party hosted by Mrs Anne Main MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh. Rushanara Ali MP, Vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Paul Scully MP and The Hon High Commissioner of Bangladesh Sadia Muna Tasneem had attended to inspire and appreciate the Team Bangladesh for their achievement.
Mrs Anne Main MP said, I am delighted to be involved with Team Bangladesh who was street children. But today they participated in Street Child Cricket World Cup. They have difficulties in their life but our society should come forward to help them; to make their dream true. They have rights like everyone as a human and from the All Party Parliamentary Group, we will support them.
The Patron of The Street Child Cricket World Cup, Sir John Major said, What better place to demonstrate our commitment to improving the circumstance of these street children than the world famous cathedral of cricket, Lord’s. The momentous act of playing there is a powerful symbol of the importance of the message the young people will deliver their Cricket World Cup and will be heard across the world.
The ambassador of The Street Child Cricket World Cup Mon Číst celý článek >>>

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