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“We are a far better and more enriched school having had Maruti with us.” – Fiona Womersley, Beaudesert Park School

  Who is Maruti? Maruti Chauhan moved from rural Karnataka to the Ambedkar  Nagar slum community in Mumbai when he was five years old. Aged 21, he still lives with his family in cramped conditions, with no running water, shower, toilet or furniture. His loving mother works hard in the fishing ...

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Child Sponsorship

“The OSCAR foundation supports underprivileged children living in the Indian slums. There are many children who need additional support, £300 sponsorship per annum provides the ‘safety net’ they need.” Ashok Rathod, OSCAR Founder Through football and education, OSCAR supports and e...

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Sachin Chavan (aged 13) talks about how the OSCAR UK Football Tour changed his life.

“Selection for the UK tour was the best thing that could happen to me. I never dreamt I would sit on an aeroplane." How did your parents react when you told them you had been selected to go on the OSCAR UK Football tour? “When I told my parents about my UK trip, they were shocked and surprised...

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Simran – Leading By Example

The only way to gain experience in life is by jumping in and doing. This is exactly what Simran did during Diwali vacation.While other students were taking a break, seeing friends and family, Simran who is a TISS Mumbai student and is currently undertaking her MA in Women Centred Practice, took on t...

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Sujal Singh shares his UK story

In his own words, Captain of the U14 team, Sujal Singh shares what selection for the OSCAR UK Football tour meant to him.When I told my parents I had been selected for the first ever OSCAR UK football tour they did not believe me. They thought I was joking until Ashok Sir called and asked them to go...

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