OSCAR (Organisation for Social Change, Awareness, and Responsibility) Foundation aims to provide high quality football coaching to boys and girls in Mumbai, as well as across India. OSCARs football coaches act as young leaders and role models. They identify and tackle the barriers preventing children from reaching their maximum potential.
In 2009, their founder, Mr. Ashok Rathod, received the CNN-IBN Real Hero award for instilling values and empowering underprivileged children through football, with an education in life skills to take responsibility of their community development.
Some of their 2014-15 activities were:
Football Program: The Football Program is aimed towards 5-22 year old children and youth who want to play football and at the same time learn the value of education, how to handle social issues, and gain positive values. The program develops not only football skills but also encourages the participants to be regular in school and complete their education.
Young Leader Program: The Young Leader Program is one of OSCAR's core programs. It is targeted at youth from the slums and aims to create an opportunity to build their career and give back to their community all that they have learned about 'Social change through Football'. These Young Leaders in turn reach out to slum children through the football program.
Education Program: The Educational Program provides help to those OSCAR children who face difficulties in performing well at school. Assistance is provided in Hindi and English languages and mathematic problem solving. The goal of the Educational Program is to make children, youth, and parents understand the value of education and the importance of after-school studies. Through the program students reach their grade-level learning goals and succeed in their formal schooling.
Outreach Program: The main aim to start this project was to deliver the NGO’s curriculum to youth across India and collaborate with other NGOs, Clubs, and Individuals. The curriculum‘s activity is based on social issues, i.e. social message through Football.
Currently, OSCAR reaches out to over 3,000 children & youth, including 709 girls through their various programs.
Income Rs80 lac
Expense Rs73 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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