OSCAR Foundation (Organization for Social Change, Awareness and Responsibility) is a non-profit organization that, through football instills the value of education and empowers underprivileged children and youth with life skills to take responsibility of their community development.Annual Report 201...


The inspiring story of Govind Rathod, who never gave up searching for a better life.

“I was not happy with my life, I hated myself, I knew I needed to change.”  Govind RathodFilm lovers across the world were moved to tears by the harrowing story of Saroo, in the Oscar nominated film ‘Lion’. Five-year-old Saroo, accidently separated from his family in Central India sets out ...


Countdown to the Oscar UK Schools Football Tour October 2017

Plans for the Oscar UK Schools Football Tour 2017 are well underway. Schools across the UK are working tirelessly to raise money to provide the Oscar children with a life changing experience. The programme will provide enriching experiences, in keeping with the ethos of the foundation: educating thr...


Top 10 Tips to complete the Mumbai Marathon #RUNFOROSCAR

"Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first." The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is the largest marathon in Asia as well as the largest mass participation sporting event on the continent and is amongst the top ten marathons in the world. Over t...


OSCAR in 2016 : Highlights from an amazing year

// BRITISH ROYALS PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE FLEW INTO MUMBAI TO VISIT OSCAR //  Prince William and Kate Middleton flew into Mumbai to play a game of football with kids and our founder Ashok Rathod. Out of the millions of NGO's in India, of course OSCAR was one that they wanted to visit. // 100 CH...


Laureus Sport for Good team up with Mercedes-Benz to launch a new partnership with OSCAR

This week, Laureus Sport for Good teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to launch an exciting new partnership with the OSCAR Foundation. The collaboration will see a girls sport for development programme across 8 slum communities in Mumbai, with the aim of empowering and encouraging 240 girls to reach their...


Independence Day football3 | A different way to play

"THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THIS TOURNAMENT WAS TO PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY, AND GET BOY & GIRLS TO PLAY FOOTBALL TOGETHER" To mark India's recent 70th Independence day we thought it would be fitting to put together a football3 event for the U-16 children at the OSCAR foundation. Th...


Apply for the OSCAR Young Leader Training Programme

OSCAR is glad to announce that the next #REACHYOURMAX Young Leader Training will be held from 1st September 2016 to 6th September 2016. The Young Leader Program is at OSCAR’s core program and is targeted at youth wanting to create an opportunity for themselves. The aim is to help them build t...


Nike Da Da Ding : The Other Women

"Dedicated to the women who have been doing it anyway, for centuries without appreciation, without support, often in very difficult conditions" The recent Da Da Ding ad from Nike was an inspiring message to break gender-related stereotypes. Showing female athletes training for their respective spo...


Our new Toy Library celebrates the most basic right of a child – Having Fun

It's easy to take for granted the idea of what a childhood should be, but for children living in slum communities life is very different. Having worked in Ambedkar Nagar slum for 10 years, we have personally seen the difficulties young children are faced with on daily basis. Living in very tight ...

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