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Help Our Sports Club Get Off To A Running Start!
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    Created by

    Vijay Kataria
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    communities of Champawat

    from Champawat, Uttarakhand

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Bringing out the Khiladi in the Pahadi!!

SUMMARY

I have been playing cricket from the age of 12. But like most families, playing was something that was discouraged and only studying was given importance. When I was 17, I took a gap year to give my all to the dream of being a cricketer. This decision strained my relationship with my parents and I had to leave behind my dream after a back injury. Still, I owe much of who I am to sports. The idea for Pahadi Khiladi was born out of this belief. That youth need to run, leap, strategize, defend, fall and take risks on the playfield if they are to do the same in life.

With a 2-year budget estimate of ₹8,61,000, Pahadi Khiladi will set up an Indoor Sports Centre and an Outdoor Sports Club to change lives through sport. We are already organising programmes, tournaments and mentoring to help youth learn key life skills and convert their biggest challenge into a strength – growing up in mountain villages.

The program is led by HaiJalo, a Champawat based community group that demonstrates local action for local issues.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN
Budget including set-up and 2 years operational costs                  ₹8,61,000
of which...
Infrastructure - Rent, Interiors, Furniture                                                  ₹2,90,000
Salary (2 full-time staff to manage, coach & organise)                            ₹4,80,000
Equipment                             ₹50,000                                                                               
Contingency                          ₹41,000                                                                                 
The programme will be implemented by two full time staff devoted to coaching teams, organising sporting events and operating the Indoor Games Centre.

BACKGROUND

When I came to Champawat to intern with HaiJalo, I observed that local people have acquired a high level of fitness just by doing their day-to-day activities. You and I might venture on a trek with trekking sticks and special shoes. Pahadis ascend the steepest slopes in a pair of slippers with the ease of mountain goats. They climb the tallest Deodar tree so swiftly that it makes your jaw drop with wonder.
 
They were born to excel in sports! Yet, in the absence of sporting and cultural facilities in public and educational spaces, the only outlet youth find for play and competition are violent mobile games. The pressure for career success is more severe for rural youth. They are in competition with urban youth, however without the right guidance, infrastructure and opportunities-this competition is unfair and THEY KNOW IT! The result is lack of confidence and ambition, no outlet for pent up emotions, no room for expression.
 
My school and college were both co-ed and seeing girls participate in sports was normal  for me. Girls in Champawat are tied down with household chores and marry soon after turning 18. Sport is a luxury that Pahadi women can’t afford, even in their teen years.

Through sports, we will focus on building physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills in youth, hold a safe space, especially for children and girls, to express themselves freely, and subtly address century-old societal norms.
 
Our Indoor Sports Center will be a haven for youth to take a break from constant academic stress and spaces where they are instructed, directed and rarely heard or partnered. Can you picture children, teenagers, even parents and grandparents bonding over board games or carrom, learning that fairness comes from the rules being the same for all? Playing games which require planning, logic and problem solving will help sharpen their cognitive skills.
 
At the Outdoor Sports Club, we will organize mix-gender tournaments (netball, throwball, traditional games like kho-kho),  separate tournaments for girls (football, volleyball, cricket) and games for Pahadi women in the 25+ age group. These activities will not only help in the physical development of the individual but will also help to bring the community together. Sport is for everyone!
 
Some of the youth and kids here are very skilled in sports like volleyball or cricket. As I am well versed with the nuances of cricket, we will provide cricket coaching to girls and boys.  Proper exposure will be given to the ones who do well in training. You never know, the next Virat Kohli might come from Champawat!!!!!!

List of activities/sports we are planning at Pahadi Khiladi.
PAHADI KHILADI LIST OF GAMES/ACTIVITIES

List of skills that we are aiming to impart through sports and play.
PAHADI KHILADI LIST OF SKILLS

Note: To make the center self-sustainable gradually, a nominal chargeable membership will be provided to members. This is to create co-ownership and to discourage the expectation of free services.
The center will also include a room and a basic cafe which can be rented out to create a source of income over time.
(The Café will not serve any processed and packaged snacks, alcoholic beverages, or unhealthy foods).

BUDGET-

INFRASTRUCTURE

COST ITEMS

PERIOD

RATE

TOTAL COST

Rent for indoor space

2 years

₹10,000/ month

₹2,40,000

2 staff members for managing the center

2 years 

₹10,000/ month

₹2,40,000

Furniture (upcycled furniture will be preferred)



₹10,000

Repairs and renovations



₹20,000

Material for Cafe



₹20,000

TOTAL for Infrastructure



₹7,70,000




EQUIPMENT

SPORT

EQUIPMENT

QUANTITY 

TOTAL COST

Chess

Chess board and pieces

2

₹ 700

Carrom

Board (full size 35 inches) and coins

4

₹ 6,000

Table Tennis

Rackets 

Ball

4

10

₹1200

₹400

Football

Ball

Shin guard

6

22

₹3000

₹3,200

Volleyball

Ball

Net

2

1

₹1000

₹300

Handball

Ball

2

₹1400

Cricket

Bat

Ball (cosco & leather)

Protective Gear

3

2 & 12


3 sets

₹2400

₹1500


₹3,200

Basketball 

Ball (size 7, 5 & 3)

1 each

₹ 1,800

Badminton

Racket

Shuttle

Net

Wire

8

12 (2 packet)

1

4 packet

₹2400

₹600

₹300

₹2000

Boxing

Bag (4 feet)

Gloves

1

2 pair

₹700

₹800

Fitness & drill

Cones & markers

Agility ladder

Hurdles

20

10

2


₹2500

Board games

Tambola, Scrabble, Snakes and ladders, Ludo, etc.


₹ 8,000

Frisbee


4

₹ 400

Pictionary & other related games

White board

2

₹ 1,200

First-aid



₹ 5000

TOTAL for Equipment



₹ 50,000




CONTINGENCY PLAN:                                   ₹ 41,000

ESTIMATED STARTUP BUDGET = INFRASTRUCTURE COST + EQUIPMENT COST + CONTINGENCY PLAN =                          ₹ 8,61,000

About HaiJalo

HaiJalo is an unregistered, volunteer and community action group in Champawat. HaiJalo is a Pahadi phrase meaning ‘It shall happen’. We are taking steps to resolve local societal and environmental issues while shaping the world around us through kindness, understanding, and the power of volunteering. Our other projects include RukhThokko which will be a 3 month fellowship for youth of Champawat, awareness and action on waste management and menstrual health and hygiene.
Check us out on Facebook.

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