Vince Lombardi had remarked that football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. Mr. Vikas Meshram can vouch for that.
He labored at farms and his father at construction sites, which wasn’t enough to buy even the most basic of necessities. Bad company of friends landed him in prison for a year, after which he mended his ways and sought refuge at Slum Soccer because of his love of football. Vikas is now a youth leader at Slum Soccer and is the coach of the Under-14 team of both boys and girls at the near village called Gumthala. And from the recent trials organized by Slum Soccer for Homeless World Cup 2018 Team India, Vikas is in the team.
He has struggled a lot through his life, sometimes for things, others take for granted. He is now hoping for a chance to show the world how much life has hardened him, how much circumstances have taught him and how much he is looking forward to bring the Homeless World Cup to India.
To support Vikas kindly donate at Support team India or https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/slumsocmexico