Anita started playing with OSCAR in 2014 in our Jharkhand project. She impressed her coaches and rapidly progressed with her football skills. She also started communicating confidently with her teammates and family members after attending our life skills sessions. These sessions also helped cope with stressful situations that she faced in her community. She was a key member of our 1st girls school tour in the United Kingdom and was also part of our team that won the Dana Cup in 2019. Her talent was identified by National team selectors and she was selected to represent India in youth levels. She represented India at the U17 FIFA World Cup, having already represented her country at the U-18 South Asian Football Federation.
Anita is from a small village in Jharkhand and comes from a family of farmers. She has 2 sisters.