Thu, Jan 25, 2007 - Page 8 News List

Letters: Join the homeless soccer cup

I read with interest the recent opinion piece on the nation's homeless ("Have the homeless been forgotten?" Jan. 18, page 8).

It described a number of international initiatives addressing homelessness, including the Homeless World Cup.

The Homeless World Cup is a great initiative that I helped to develop in Australia, and recently Australia won the right to host next year's Homeless World Cup, which will take place in Melbourne.

Hong Kong and Australia are the only two Asia-Pacific teams and we would love to see more countries in our region helping homeless people in this way.

These programs are very effective at changing lives.

The NGO that developed this program in Australia would love to help support anyone or any organization that would like to develop such a program in Taiwan.

George Halkias

Street Socceroos Program

Coordinator, Australia

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