Homelessness can force people into isolation, which affects their ability to share, communicate their thoughts and work with others. When a homeless person gets involved in football, they build relationships. They become teammates who learn to trust and share. They have a responsibility to attend training sessions and games, to be on time, and be prepared to participate. Importantly, they feel that they are part of something larger than themselves. The sense of empowerment that comes from participating in street football helps homeless people see that they can change their lives forever.
There are over 100 million people who are homeless around the world. The Homeless World Cup is a unique global movement using football to inspire homeless people to change their own lives.