Gift A Football This Diwali And Help 2500 Children Play

What picture comes to your mind when you think about a sports period in a government school?

Let us paint that for you, around 40 to 50 children running around without any equipment, without safety measures, and without having to do anything.

But this need not happen necessarily, and we along with you, can change that for the children of 12 government schools in Varanasi, to begin with.

Right to play is real, it doesn’t only increase medal contenders for our country but also builds the fundamentals for good citizenship.

93.7% Indian young adults do not have access to organised sports (Annual report, 2015 Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs).

Things are no different for the holy city of north India, Varanasi. Just to give you a glimpse, for 1300 government schools in Varanasi the allocated annual budget for Sports Activities is INR 43,000, which leaves each school to spend less than 40 rupees a year. When we met the Physical Education Instructors in some government schools in Varanasi, they couldn’t even remember when they last received any training on Physical Education and sports coaching.

After spending a few weeks in Varanasi, we, Art of Play Foundation could meet 12 inspired teachers who are ready to take this situation head on. Luckily for us, Deshpande Foundation came forward to support us in infrastructure, training and Liaising needs. Art of Play Foundation along with these 12 teachers is all set to roll out a holistic sports curriculum for 2500 children of their schools.

We need your support in the most critical space, equipment.

To run a basic sports program following are the minimum requirements:
5 Footballs
8 Frisbee Discs
4 Basketballs
3 Sets of Cones
2 Portable Goalposts
2 First Aid Kits

Total equipment cost for 12 schools is around INR 1,32,000 as the cost of the equipment for each school comes around INR 11,000. We have managed to raise about INR 30,000. We need your support to raise the remaining INR 1 lakh.

The program is rolling out next week, we need your help! Gift us whatever you like, a couple footballs (Rs 1000), a portable goal post (Rs 1500), 3 sets of multi-coloured cones (Rs 600), four Frisbee discs (Rs 1000) or anything you feel like.

There is no overhead cost, anything you donate is going to make ‘Right to Play’ a reality for the 2500 children from Government Schools in Varanasi.
Help them play hard, help them play fair!
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12th November 2016
Guys, with your help, we have bought 50 football, 36 sets cones, whistles and hand pumps for 12 schools. We are so eternally thankful to you. Please spread a word about us to help buy first aid kits, portable goalposts and discs for every school. We still need to raise INR 48,100.
Have a great weekend!!

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