We are a footballing initiative called Sparky Football. Our aim is to use Football as a tool to engage, educate and empower underprivileged children. We are on a mission to create a long-lasting social change through sports.
What do we do?
We have specially developed a curriculum with the help of a UN partnered organization called Coaches Across Continents- UNICEF, which helps us impart life skills and awareness about various social issues through football. Values such as honesty, equality, gender equity, health, and awareness, recognizing safe spaces, the importance of consent and various other topics are dealt with using our handcrafted curriculum.
We also provide a platform for the children to hone their footballing skills by teaching them conventional rules of the game, taking them to tournaments and providing a path to further opportunities in different football clubs. Subsequently, our vision is to build the best U-19 football team in the country!
Beyond this, we also provide Football Freestyle coaching to all those who seek to develop skills of the 21st-century art form.
Our Impact -
Since 2014, we have spread smiles to over 100,000+ children all across the globe, celebrating and sharing the gift of Football. Our children have gone on to play for various football clubs across India. They have also represented Karnataka in the National Inclusion Cup, Slum Soccer Cup, India.
What do we seek to achieve through the fundraiser?
Our goal is to start more coaching programs in the country and provide clothes, shoes and other footballing equipment necessary to play the game. Our desire is to reach out to children all across the country to ensure that every child gets an opportunity to showcase their talent as well as provide a platform for their holistic development.
Your support means the world to us and it can change and revolutionize the lives of millions of children in our country! So, let's join hands and ensure that every child has a reason to smile, to celebrate life through football and to grow up as responsible citizens!
Our work has been featured by all major media houses! You can find us on http://sparkyfootball.com
You can also find us on Facebook at http://faceook.com/sparkyfootball/
We were also featured on Actor/ Presenter Gaurav Kapur's Youtube channel, Oaktree Sports on their 'India Plays' series!
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