Summer time means a lot of fun time for regular kids, however for children from slum this leaves a lot of time to engage in mischief or just whiling their time away. Keeping this in mind we conducted “Grassroots Summer Camp” from 8th to 15th May 2017 at 5 different slum locations in Nagpur supported by Anders Hellermark. The goal was to reach out to children from underprivileged backgrounds and train them in football along with teaching them some important life skills. The program was conducted in the following locations Taywade, Gumpthi, Gumthala, Sevanand and Bokhara.
Around 200 children participated in this training program across all locations. We concluded the program at the Slum Soccer academy Bokhara by organising Grassroots Football tournament (4-A sided) to celebrate UEFA Grassroots day.
Children experienced matches as well as workshop on team work, health and wellness.
The winning team from Bokhra lifted the ’Anders trophy’.