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May 23, 2017

UEFA Grassroots Day

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 footb...

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May 17, 2017

Workshop on creativity and game designing

A two day workshop (10th & 11th May) on game designing and capacity building  for leaders was held at the Bokhara Centre. The goal was to learn to design soccer games that were educative and amusing in nature. The first day of the workshop mainly focused on understanding the art of teaching and learning to connect education with soccer. The leaders were challenged in the classroom to come up with creative ways of...

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May 4, 2017

Homeless World Cup Trial camp 2017

  Every year since 2007  we have been selecting the best players across India who represent our country in the Homeless World Cup Tournaments. The first selection trials for 2017 took place on April 18 & 19 at Nagpur. 20 best players selected from the National Inclusion Cup participated in the trials. 8 boys and 8 girls were chosen among them. The trails are not only about playing the game of football, but ...

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May 4, 2017

GameChangers Module one

Champions always play fair and by rules. They are the real game changers. Slum Soccer’s Module One of Project Game Changers was organised from March 28 to 30, 2017 in Nagpur and April 24 to 26th April in Mumbai. Participants from various areas and locations in Maharashtra came together for the 3-day Youth Leadership Programme. At Nagpur, Taywade College campus was provided for the programme, for Mumbai it was Gyan D...

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May 4, 2017

Shakti Girls summer camps 2017

Nagpur, Yavatmal and Wardha witnessed the Shakti Girls Summer Camps for women from April 20 to 30, 2017. The programme is supported by Michael Johnson Young Leaders initiative. The main aim of the camp was to channelise the energy of young girls towards sports, train them and through the activities create awareness about their rights. Through this module of the programme, Slum Soccer successfully reached more than 250...

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May 4, 2017

IDSDP Day Celebration 2017

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is celebrated to honour the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace & understanding. Based on United Nations’ concept of IDSDP, Slum Soccer celebrates the day with games and learning sessions. April 6, 2017, highlighted the concept ‘We Play Together’. Slum Soccer’s theme of celebration was ‘Gender Equality’. T...

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May 4, 2017

International Women’s Day 2017

International Woman’s Day is not just about women who left their mark on the pages of history but also about those unsung women who rewrote some pages and who continue to add new chapters to it, everyday. It is about all the women and it is about men, too. When we say this, we know the profoundness of the thought and the action involved in it. 8 March 2017, Women’s Day celebration at Slum Soccer, was focused on ...

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April 15, 2017

THEY CAME. THEY SAW. THEY BUILT.

A part of our world is equipped with technology-made-easy automation and progress. A major part of the world is not so fortunate to even dream of fulfilled basic amenities. There are barriers, there are difficulties and there are champions who overcome all this. Prasanna came from a small village with a bag full of dreams never realising one day those dreams will become his identity. He met Jaspreet with similar drea...

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April 4, 2017

Discover Football – One Game. Many Lives. One Voice.

Why, do you think, does an internationally acclaimed sport need a women’s association? When we look towards a perspective, on the world front, that says, ‘development should be all-inclusive,’ it becomes clear that each and every element of the society should feel — included. It is not an exaggeration when we claim that women are at par with men in every field. It is the reality of the new world that no fi...

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March 26, 2017

Game Changers – Youth Leaders Transforming Communities Through Sports The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs The ideology of changing and developing lives through football is the core of Slum Soccer’s belief system and to further it,  we have devised a Youth Leadership Programme inspired by the United Nations’ Programme for Youth Developmen...

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