We, Oishanee and Arjun, are Teach For India Teachers teaching 4th and 6th graders in SGV School, Kadugodi, Bengaluru. The children in our class come from low income households and sometimes the parents find it difficult to even provide school uniforms and stationary for the kids. But these kids have an enormous passion for learning and excelling. They want to grow up into inventors, doctors, musicians, footballers, chess players, entrepreneurs and so many other callings. Their dreams are big and hopeful like any other kids of their age. Along with learning in classrooms our focus has been to develop life skills outside the classrooms. To nurture their aspirations and build leadership skills we have collaborated with the football training program Just for Kicks
from 2015 onwards. You can find more about us on our Facebook
Our teams have been champions from last year without any proper equipments and infrastructure
and we strongly believe that some of these kids will change the paradigm of sports in our country. Our efforts at raising funds for proper equipments and infrastructure have fallen short of expectation. This year we hope fervently that we will be able to do it together. We strongly believe that one day every child in this country will attain an excellent education. Sports is a necessary ingredient for that to happen. And with your help that someday is not that far away. We want to sign off with the wise saying " It takes an entire village to raise a child".