City-based Medica Superspecialty Hospital has come ahead in support for the first ever Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC 2019) to be held in May ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Medica extended its support towards a medical health check-up for the children who are all set to fly to the Mecca of Cricket, Lords. The SCCWC 2019 is the first ever Cricket World Cup being organised for street children and India is all set to present Team India North and Team India South.
Non-profit organisations namely Save the Children and The Hope Foundation jointly developed Team North India consisting of 8 children with equal number of boys and girls from Kolkata. The Team will be travelling to UK on 28th April for participation in the World Cup Tournament.
Manjula Singh, CSR Head, Medica Group of Hospitals, said: “It is our endeavour as individuals and institutions to come forward and celebrate the potential of every child and make a difference in the lives of children. We are happy to engage with kids with activities around healthcare.”
Dr. Alok Roy, Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals, said, “Medica always strives to provide responsible medical care to all sections of people in the society. The team looks fit and raring to go. We wish them best for the first ever Street Child Cricket World Cup.”
The one-of-its-kind international tournament, is being organised by Street Child United (SCU), a UK-based organisation, which has a legacy of holding street child tournaments around major sporting festivals like FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Olympics in Brazil, FIFA World Cup Russia and more. The SCCWC is an opportunity to unite street children from nine countries, to play at the prestigious Lord’s Cricket Ground, while also put a spotlight on challenges they face. Off the pitch, the young people will make their voices heard and make recommendations to help improve the lives of street children worldwide.