'Homeless World Cup' event organizers use soccer as a tool to highlight homelessness
For the past 12 years, the Homeless World Cup has used soccer to bring awareness and support to homeless communities around the world. 54 teams from 42 countries are using the abbreviated soccer matches to interact with homeless and facilitate solutions.
The organizers aim to use the event to encourage homeless youth to get an education, connect better with their families, and seek better housing options. The first event of this kind was held in 2003 in Austria and this year's 2014 event is being held in Santiago, Chile until October 26th.
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