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March 16, 2017

From Singapore to slums of Nagpur !

Sixteen-year-old Nisha Sipahimalani is a football player and a die-hard fan of the sport. A resident of Singapore, her Indian roots keep her connected. Her sensitivity and courage make her work for those who are less privileged. She came across Slum Soccer’s work of developing underprivileged children through the medium of football. She loved the concept and wanted to be a part of it. She was introduced to Shakti Gi...

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March 16, 2017

Refereeing towards success: pathways for progress.

Slum Soccer is nurtured on a strong belief of a development system that works inside out. The core of this lies in the lives that have been with us, grown with us and now, lead many others to the right direction. Once players, these talented individuals have enhanced their decision-making and game skills with appropriate guidance from the mentors, rigorous training sessions and consistent practice of the sport. A Refe...

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March 15, 2017

National Inclusion Cup (2017) – A Platform to Connect the Grassroots to the World

The National Inclusion Cup for underprivileged youth took place for the first time in Mumbai. It was organised at the Andheri Sports Complex from February 13 to 17, 2017. The 14th edition of the competition for men and 5th edition for women included 24 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams from all over India. It was the first time a men’s team from Nepal was a participant.  This year, teams from Mahara...

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March 15, 2017

An Experience of Splendid Performances & Euphoric Energies at Football3 Training Program (Nepal)

Football3 Training Program, organised by Childreach Nepal, was successfully delivered by the coaches Homkant Surandase and Pankaj Mahajan. Both of them were players themselves who with their dedication & efforts, have become coaches. The program commenced on January 25 and was concluded with organising a Football3 Festival for 120 children on January 27,  2017. The program was so designed as to help them reach ...

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March 15, 2017

UNICEF Training – Physical Education Training at its Best

Physical Education (PE) is a great concept of fitness that begins at the primary school level but is often undervalued. If given the due importance that it deserves, it can be an asset for fitness and healthy living for everyone. Slum Soccer, in association with UNICEF, Zilla Parishad (ZP, Chandrapur) and District Institute of Educational Training (DIET) has organised a Teachers’ Training Programme for 300 schools o...

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March 15, 2017

Republic Day Celebration – Breaking Gender Stereotypes

On January 26, our Republic Day, children from Slum Soccer’s centres across Nagpur came together and celebrated the day with great enthusiasm. Football tournament was organised and 5 girls & 5 boys teams lighted the ground with their energies. The tournament aimed at making the environment better and providing girls with an access to the football pitch. The tournament began with naming the teams. After every ma...

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March 4, 2017

Virendra Chitriv – Goal Posts to Life Goal

The player-turned-coach will be shy to tell you his story, but his aggression on the ground will leave you spellbound. He narrates it with the excitement of a football lover. “I used to roam around streets doing nothing great,” said Virendra who once saw the football ground at Slum Soccer Bokhara Centre and fell in love with it. Fortunate to have the support of his family for his education and football, he starte...

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February 11, 2017

Constantin Masch – German to Half-Indian

It will not be an overstatement if we call him a teenager with the courage of a thirty-year-old man. It is since about half a year that Constantin Masch, fondly called ‘Consti’, Slum Soccer’s German family member, is volunteering in India. After completing his class XII examination, he realised he wants to get more out of life before pursuing further studies. While searching for opportunities to discover somethi...

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February 6, 2017

A journey from ‘Player’ to ‘Young Leader’

‘Slum Soccer takes you from being something to being someone in life.’ Shubham Patil, Slum Soccer’s twenty-something Coach & Young Leader will tell you. You can feel, in his voice, the passion for football and the dedication & love for Slum Soccer. Back in 2004, Shubham would, like most other boys in his locality, squander his time & energy into gambling & likes. Some of his friends & relativ...

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January 19, 2017

Goals for Girls

Slum Soccer organised a women empowerment program in collaboration with Goals for Girls at Nagpur, which took place from 29th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017. Goals for Girls connects girls from different countries and backgrounds with their peers around the world to address social and health challenges through cultural exchange, service, and soccer. The Goals for Girls Team included 20 girls athletes players. The p...

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