It's Extra Time At St Catherine's - As Nicaraguan Children Show Off Football Talents

posted 30 Mar 2010, 07:21 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
Young disadvantaged street children from Nicaragua are due to visit St. Catherine's RC Primary School - to show off their football talents.

The school is hosting a visit with young players from the Nicaraguan Street Child World Cup. The team are stopping off in Edinburgh after finishing third in the South African leg of the tour.

The event has been organised by the charity, Casa Alianza, who organise different programmes for disadvantaged young people from Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico.

The children took part in the Street Child World Cup 7-a-side competition in Durban, South Africa between 15 to 22 March.

On their way back from the competition they are stopping off in the UK and are keen to meet up with pupils and teachers at St Catherine's.

Pedro Gunson, Edinburgh Coordinator, Casa Alianza, said: "This has been a long process for the young people who all come from extremely troubled backgrounds. Life on the streets in Managua is inconceivably difficult and dangerous. This is a monumental trip, which will hopefully be a positive and life-changing experience for all of them. "

More information about Casa Alianzat can be found here: