ORGANISATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE AWARENESS AND RESPONSIBILITY (OSCAR) is a community based Sports for Development (S4D) organisation that uses the power of football to encourage children to stay in school and equip them with skills to make them resilient and future ready. Through our Football, Education and Young Leader programmes, we have empowered 14,000 children and youth in low-income communities in India since 2010.
Our Digital Learning Centres (DLCs) promote digital literacy and provide access to computers for children living in low-income communities. OSCAR is committed to bridging the digital divide by offering a number of courses across age groups including a certification by the National Institute for Information Technology. We have also distributed tablets to 200 children across our communities who were especially vulnerable during the pandemic in an effort to address the learning gaps caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Football and Life-Skills sessions are delivered based on an in-house curriculum that imparts socio-emotional learning, value education and physical activity. OSCAR Foundation believes the core values inherent in football are principles necessary for community development. Based on our ‘No School, No Football’ policy, OSCAR Foundation provides football and life skills sessions to children from underprivileged backgrounds on the condition that they attend school regularly.
YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME
The Young Leader Programme is a key ‘football for development’ initiative that is the foundation for the sustainability of our organisation. Youth from low-income communities including previous OSCAR beneficiaries are identified and trained to work with children from underprivileged communities.
Data from 2010 - Present
Centered on our ‘No School – No Football’ policy, the Football Programme reaches out to only those children who are committed to completing formal education. The Programme delivers structured sessions using football-oriented games managing…