OSCAR Foundation is a football for development non-profit dedicated to empowering children and youth in low-income communities in India. OSCAR uses football as a tool to deliver education and life skills sessions enabling children and youth to become role models in their community.
OSCAR Foundation offers interventions in early childhood education and digital education. Through the early learning centre, we address all aspects of early childhood development. As a number of beneficiaries belong to families that have not been formally educated, we counsel parents on the importance of a good education.
OSCAR Foundation believes the core values inherent in football are principles necessary for community development. Our Football Programme is at the heart of our intervention in low-income communities. Based on ‘No School, No Football’, OSCAR provides football and life skills sessions to children from low income backgrounds as long as they attend school regularly.
YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME
The Young Leaders 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. This is done by conducting training courses throughout the year that help our youth develop their communication and leadership skills and design activities that can be used to impart life-skills among children.
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…