Despite schools and colleges being shut down, modern technology has allowed most students to stay in touch with their education. As convenient as this option may seem, it is still a major problem for the underprivileged children and youth of our city who are unable to afford laptops and/or tablets to access online resources.
Through Cityzens Giving: For Recovery, a global charity initiative by the City Football Group, our local football club Mumbai City FC will be supporting the Oscar Foundation, a football for development non-profit dedicated to empowering children and youth in low-income communities in India.
Through our donation, Mumbai City FC and Oscar Foundation aim to build digital education centres so children can access online education – from schools and their young leaders – and address the risk for children when social distancing is implemented in schools. It is suggested that up to 60% of children in their communities will lose contact with face to face education as a result of the pandemic and these centres will help bridge this divide.
We as a supporters’ group believe that football is nothing without its community and the West Coast Brigade aims to raise money through your support to help communities in our very own Mumbai get back on their feet.
Every single donation made by YOU will be matched by the City Football Group – rupee for rupee – meaning all the funds accumulated through our fundraiser will be doubled by the City Football Group and will aid Mumbai City FC and the OSCAR Foundation in this recovery project. With one small step today, we can soften the blow for the ones affected by COVID-19 and help give the underprivileged children and youth of Mumbai the education they deserve.