The Young Leader Project 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. Since 2010, 750 young leaders have been trained under this initiative across India.
We also conduct our flagship ‘Kick Like a Girl’ training that is designed for girls to challenge the preconceived roles of women in society and educate them about their capabilities and freedoms. Our female Young Leaders then implement their learnings on the field with young girls through a gender life-skills curriculum.