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 Change is just a kick away.
 

What Bothers Us

93.7%

Of the Indian youth do not have access to playing organized sports

50%

Of children in Tier 1 cities are unable to do dynamic physical activity

1

Physical Education teacher across 1st to 8th grades...if the school is lucky

 

What Inspires Us

BE

Sports give you freedom to express and to be who you are

THINK

Sports make you think about your actions, your feelings and your needs

DECIDE

Sports empower you to make decisions on field and off it in real life

Our vision is to make sports education a reality for 198 million students in India’s government schools... and not let it be a privilege enjoyed by a select few

 

What is Our Approach

THE GAME PLAN

(Curriculum)

  • Completely game-based, minimum  instructions

  • Focused on Social, Emotional and Physical skills

  • Caters to all students  irrespective of gender and physical ability

PUTTING UP THE NET

(TEACHER TRAINING)

  • Hand-holding through knowledge, transaction and mindset

  • Workshop for  perspective, field  support for troubleshooting

  • Teachers become independent and begin operating on their own after 2 years

JUDGING THE PACE (ASSESSMENT)

  • Grade specific
    assessment

  • Social, Emotional and Physical skills are assessed two times a year

  • Summative assessment for Physical skills,  formative assessment for Social, Emotional skills

 

Our Playfields

AMBALA

Schools

50

Teachers

48

Students

6000

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TEACHER SUPPORT PROGRAM

NEW DELHI

Schools

3

Physical Education

60 Hours

Students

750

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STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

NEW DELHI

Community Centers

5

Community Leaders

9

Students

250

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TEACHER SUPPORT PROGRAM

Schools

30

Teachers

30

Students

3600

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FARIDABAD

Teacher SUPPORT PROGRAM

Completed Projects

VARANASI

12

12

500

Schools

Teachers

Students

TEACHER SUPPORT PROGRAM

NOIDA

2

100

Schools

Students

GURGAON

2

270

Schools

Students

STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

 

Our Impact

Project

School/Center

Educator

Outreach

AMBALA

50

Schools

48

Teachers

8000

VARANASI

12

Schools

12

Teachers

500

DELHI- NCR

6

Schools

3

Coaches

1090

Communities

7

Communities

9

Coaches

250

FARIDABAD

30

Schools

30

Teachers

3600

13440

Students

90

Teachers

4

Geographies

Skills

% Improvement

Strength

MOTION CONTROL

3.08

26.5

MANIPULATION

32

ENDURANCE

AVERAGE

43

26.15

STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

Baseline  35.3

Endline    69.61

Social - Emotional SKILLs

Baseline  62.61

Endline    73.98

TEACHER SUPPORT PROGRAM

 

FROM THE SIDELINES

THE CHAMPION TEACHER

Always in her salwar kameez, dozens of bangles and a wide smile on her face, Mala Mam is an unassuming champion. Working as the PET of GSSS Shahpur School, Ambala she is a former All India University level Athletics Champion, who has won a gold in 5000m, and 2 bronze medals in 10000m at the state level. A year ago, Mala mam, struggled to effectively facilitate a class of 30 children with one football on her school playground.

 

Over the year, she relentlessly worked with our coaches on a day-to-day basis to improve. She asked us many questions, right from how to design an activity to how to conduct a debrief. Our coaches would get tired of her unfailing spirit, but Mala Mam would keep asking, experimenting, failing, but would just never give up. She was the first person on the field and the last person off it.

 

Today, Mala Mam doesn't need us to help her to effectively conduct a session. She plans her session beforehand, conducts debrief like a professional football coach, and trains her students till they are better than their last session.

ChangeMAKERS

When Daljit Kaur, Varsha, Rajat, Payal Chauhan, and Payal from our Ambala program ran into the football field in Hissar to represent Ambala, it was a moment of immense pride for us. While it is relatively easier to assess a child's football skills at the end of the year, it is difficult to know if our program really helps children to make better decisions, take initiative, handle pressure, express themselves in life outside of the school premises. 

 

Our girls had to TAKE A DECISION, either to play the tournament miles away from home or stay at home in their comfort zones. They had to TAKE INITIATIVE, to be the first women in their families ever to play football for a district team. They had TO HANDLE PRESSURE of performing, first in the selection trials that had 30 other girls from all over Ambala and finally as a part of the Ambala team. They had TO EXPRESS themselves to their worried parents, who repeatedly told them not to play as they were concerned for their safety. We played a minuscule part in ensuring the girls know what we already did- they are the real 'CHANGEMAKERS'!

HOME RUN

Vidya and Child is an NGO run school based out of Noida. They were one of the first schools we worked with. Mala joined us there. She never attended school till she was 12 years old. She found it difficult to cope up. But Mala found her rhythm on the sports field. With a little help, she unleashed the competitive side of her. She was always the last one to leave the field and represented her school team in a number of leagues. That confidence gave her enough fire power to gather the self - confidence required to cope up with the classroom eduction. Mala championed us.

JUST MISSED

The Action North East Trust (The ANT) was the first organization to trust us with our program. Mid-2015 they engaged us to work in 13 villages in Chirang district, Assam to build a sports league in order to reduce racial tensions. We worked hard with 10 local coaches, and created a program with 150 children, boys and girl. Ultimate Frisbee became a popular sport. Other villages wanted our sports program there. As excited as we were to expand the program to 50 villages, we could not mobilize enough resources. We could not finish what we had started but we sure learnt a lot !

 

Meet The Squad