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Help Our Sports Club Get Off To A Running Start!
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    Vijay Kataria
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    communities of Champawat

    from Champawat, Uttarakhand

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Help our sports club get off to a running start!!!

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 sport. 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 6-month budget estimate of ₹2,88,000, Pahadi Khiladi will set up an Indoor Sport Centre and an Outdoor Sport Club to change lives through sports. 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. 

Link to the introductory video for Pahadi Khiladi:
https://tinyurl.com/Pahadi-Khiladi

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

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Total budget including set-up and 4 months operational costs           ₹2,88,000
of which...

Infrastructure - Rent, Interiors, Furniture                                             ₹66,000

Total salary, accommodation and stipend: 
(1 full-time staff & two interns to manage, coach & organize             ₹1,20,000

Equipment                                                                                            ₹50,000

Tournament cost : 4 tournaments
(Promotion, materials, prizes and organizational costs)                      ₹32,000

 Contingency                                                                                        ₹20,000

The programme will be implemented by one full time staff and two interns 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 sport! 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 sport 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 sport, 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 Sport Center will be a haven for youth to take a break from constant academic stress and restrictive 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 Sport 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 Smriti Mandhana or 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.
Pahaadi 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.


BUDGET-

INFRASTRUCTURE

COST ITEMS

PERIOD

RATE

TOTAL COST

Rent for indoor space

6 months

₹6,000/ month

₹36,000

1 coordinator for managing the center and outdoor sports activities

6 months

₹10,000/ month

₹60,000

2 interns 

6 months

₹5,000/month X 2

₹60,000

Furniture, Repairs & renovations 

(for indoor center)



₹30,000

TOTAL for Infrastructure



₹1,86,000




EQUIPMENT

SPORT

EQUIPMENT

QUANTITY

RATE

TOTAL COST


Chess

Chess Board and pieces

4

500/set

2000


Carrom

Board (full size) and coins

2

3000/set

6000


Table Tennis

Rackets

2

400/piece

800



Ball

12

400 for a packet of 6

800


Football

Ball

4

500/ball

2000



Shin Guard

22


3200


Volleyball

Ball

4

600/ball

2400



Net

2

400/piece

800


Handball

Ball

1

600/piece

600


Cricket

Bat

3

800/piece

2400

2 pieces received


Ball

10

80/piece

800

6 pieces received


Ball (leather)

2

350/piece

700



Protective Gear

3

1100/set

3300


Badminton

Racket

8

400/piece

3200



Shuttle

12 (2 packet)

300/packet

600



Net

1

300/piece

300



Wire

2 packet

500/packet

1000


Boxing

Bag (4feet)

1

700/piece

700



Gloves

2 pair

400/pair

800


Fitness and Drill

Cones and markers

Agility ladder

Hurdles

20

10

2


3000

1 agility ladder

and 8 cones

received

Board games

Tambola, Scrabble,

Snakes and ladders, Ludo, etc.



8000


Frisbee


4

100/piece

400

1 piece received

Pictionary and other

related games

White board

2

600/piece

1200


First-aid




5000





TOTAL

50,000





Tournament cost : 4 tournaments                                                          ₹ 32,000


CONTINGENCY PLAN:                                                                         ₹ 20,000

ESTIMATED STARTUP BUDGET = INFRASTRUCTURE COST + EQUIPMENT COST + TOURNAMENT COST+ CONTINGENCY PLAN =       ₹ 2,88,000     

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.

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