“I am Somebody. You are Somebody. We are all Somebody.” This is the lasting message from the Street Child United Cricket World Cup that our International Schools Partnership (ISP) and Westlink volunteers joined hands in September and October. We were honored and delighted to take part in the event and play a part in championing the rights of street-connected young people around the world.
During the event, our volunteer team spent time to support cricket teams from different countries, ensuring their designated team was well-prepared for the advocacy, arts, and cricket proponents of the event, as well as acting as an approachable point for support and guidance for the young people and team leader when necessary. They also had some community visits to witness first-hand the conditions many of the street-connected young people live in daily. ISP volunteers also joined the dinner with SCU CEO John, where ISP staff were able to meet other offices, students and peers from across the regions.
In total, ISP volunteers fundraised a huge £23,050 for Street Child United ahead of the event, helping vulnerable children worldwide to secure a legal ID. Westlink is proud to make a contribution to this total number with a lot of fundraising activities. The story does not end here. We will be holding further charity events later this year.