The Education Programme offers interventions in Early Childhood Education, Remedial Education, and Digital Learning in low-income communities across India. Our Early Learning Centre is designed for school readiness in young children and to prevent late enrolments. Through Disha Education Centre, we prevent children from dropping out of school and significantly improving their chances of completing their basic education. The Digital Learning Hub curriculum is designed to make children future ready giving them an opportunity to learn Basic to Advanced level computers at subsidised cost. The key objective of the Education Programme is to support children in achieving basic educational milestones, and to enable them to become future ready.

Early
Learning
Center

The Early Learning centre covers all aspects of early childcare development — from right nutrition, to guidance to unschooled parents on educational milestones and school enrolments. The curriculum for the Early Learning Centre is designed in a way that leads to higher school readiness levels and better learning outcomes in the early primary grades.

DISHA
EDUCATION
Center

In low-income communities, children drop out of school due to poverty-related circumstances or constant failure at school. At Disha Education Centre, our teachers keep children motivated towards completing their education and helping them in strengthening fundamentals in subjects like Hindi, English, and Math through regular classes and tests.

DISHA
EDUCATION
Center

In low-income communities, children drop out of school due to poverty-related circumstances or constant failure at school. At Disha Education Centre, our teachers keep children motivated towards completing their education and helping them in strengthening fundamentals in subjects like Hindi, English, and Math through regular classes and tests.

DIGITAL
Learning
HUB

We believe that children should be future ready. Our Basic to Advanced computer training is supported by NIIT, one of India’s leading IT education companies, provides children from low-income communities an opportunity to learn about computers and complete basic to advanced level computer certification at subsidised costs increasing their chances of gainful employment.

TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

OMKAR SALEKAR

I have to admit that my behaviour was not good at first. I would use bad words and would not respect people. Because of OSCAR Foundation,  that changed. My football skills and techniques have also improved. I feel that I have become more disciplined now. My mom is my single parent. She looks after all my things and struggles a lot in order to give me a better life. Today I know that my mom is doing a lot for me, and I also know that I should behave responsibly and help my mom in all ways possible.

Omkar Salekar(13) is a part of the OSCAR-SSE U-13 team. More than 60 children with footballing talents are a part of the OSCAR-SSE project.

JYOTI RATHOD

I cried out of happiness the day I came to know that Priya was selected for Dana Cup. I feel blessed that I have daughters who are so special. Even our relatives who questioned me when I decided to support my girls to play football, now say it was the best decision.

Jyoti Rathod works as a housemaid and lives in the Ambedkar Nagar community in Mumbai. Her daughter Priya Rathod (14) was a part of the team that won Dana Cup 2019 in Denmark. 

KIRAN PRAJAPATI

My daughter Mamta has changed a lot after joining OSCAR. Besides playing football, she is equally focused in her studies. Her behaviour at home has also changed. I feel that she is more patient and understands things. The best part is that Mamta has realised herself that she has to develop and improve herself to have a better future. She equally distributes her time between playing, studies and helping me with my daily chores.

Kiran Prajapati’s (40) daughter Mamta has been to the UK and Denmark to play football tournaments. She was part of the team that won Dana Cup 2019 tournament in Denmark. 

REKHA RATHOD

In spite of the challenges that I faced, I continued my studies. And the support that I got from OSCAR was tremendous. Today, I am the only girl in my family who has completed her education. I have proved my parents wrong. I have shown them that I am nowhere less than a boy.

Rekha Rathod (21) is a Toy Centre teacher, and currently pursuing TYBCom from Siddharth college (Mumbai). She aspires to become a professional teacher. 

UMESH RATHOD

When I was with Xavi, he told me that he worked really hard to become the captain of Barcelona FC team and shared his memories of winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He told me that if I practice everyday, with absolute commitment, I can achieve success in life. His words have inspired me to remain dedicated and work hard.

Umesh Rathod (14) is studying in 9th standard from Our lady of dolours high school (Mumbai). He aspires to become a professional footballer. Through OSCAR Foundation, he got the opportunity to meet football legend Xavi Hernandez.

KISHAN JADHAV

Playing for OSCAR Foundation gave me many opportunities. I have attended a training camp with the Karnataka Sporting Association, and participated in Mumbai City FC’s Grassroots Training Programme. I currently play for the Kenkre Football Academy in Mumbai and want to enter the sports business so that I can play a role in the development of sports at the grassroots level.

Kishan Jadhav (21) is pursuing MBA in sports business management studies from GISB (Mumbai) on a scholarship from OSCAR Foundation and GISB. He aspires to become a successful sports entrepreneur. 

POONAM GAUTAM

I received a scholarship from Global Institute of Sports Business (GISB) and OSCAR fundraised a part of the tuition fees for the course. At GISB, I am the only girl in the class and I am really enjoying learning about various aspects in sports business.

Poonam Gautam(19) is pursuing  MBA in sports business management studies from GISB (Mumbai). She coaches a girls’ football football team in her community and aspires to work in sports industry. 

ANSHU KACCHAP

My biggest achievement is when I got to travel to the UK. I never thought that I would travel to a foreign country, and play with players from another country. The UK trip boosted my confidence levels in a way that now I don’t worry about what people would talk about me and whether they would judge me. I speak and give my opinions without any hesitation.

Anshu Kacchap (16) has currently taken her HSC boards exams at Ranchi, Jharkhand. She aspires to become a professional football coach. 

About OSCAR

OSCAR Foundation is a football for development non-profit dedicated to empowering children and youth in low-income communities in India.

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