‘Young stars’ is one of our main player development projects and is currently implemented at the Koradi centre. The aim of the project is to provide football training to the participants to bring them together and to ensure that they are provided with basic education.
We track the educational progress of each participant as employability is one of the key aspects that we want to provide the players. Slum Soccer has been relentlessly working to improve the education standards in the target area by attempting to put drop-outs back into school and has achieved success in many cases so far.
Currently we are associated with three schools from Nagpur who are providing us with the participants and the ground to conduct the football training. Over years we have seen a lot of children back into the academic curriculum and are continuing football training with us on a daily basis. In addition to the academic education those kids are also given inputs from Slum Soccer curriculum as well. The idea is to improve the overall social standards of the population.