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  • Part 1: First Impressions My name is Carmen Harji; I am a 22 year old from Wellington, New Zealand. As I look to complete my five month tour of the Indian subcontinent I was intent on finding a meaningful community project to be involved with; it is from this that I stumbled across Slum Soccer’s […]

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  • Leadership Seminars don’t sound like much fun. They sound like stodgy, stuffy, preachy things where you fidget around and wonder when it’ll be over and you can be a smart aleck again. They’re supposed to be inspirational, informative and interesting, but they live up to such high billing. Thankfully for this year’s Youth Leader graduates […]

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  • One of the biggest challenges while working with children from urban slums is nutrition. Malnourishment, anemia and vitamin deficiency are far too common. Urban slum children are even worse off in this regard than the rural average. Measures taken over the past few years at different levels have been fairly ineffectual – there has been […]

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  • “One step towards your GOAL” Slum Soccer is excited to introduce a career counselling workshop guiding the Young Leaders to explore various career options available in the global world of sports and social entrepreneurship. Choose your own path, believe in yourself and leave a trail, says ANKIT ANAND. He will analyse the current aspirations of […]

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  • The 3rd Indira Gandhi memorial women’s national championship started on 1st of June on Kasturba Library Ground Sadar, with the kind support of Krida Vikas Sanstha Nagpur. A total of 10 teams from various parts of India have come forward to be a part of this three day long tournament- Vidarbha, Mumbai, Maharashtra, West Bengal, […]

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  • As part of its endeavors to spread the word on benefits of sports at the grassroots level, Slum Soccer held a Fair Play Tournament for the rural communities in and around Nagpur on 26-27th April 2014 at its football academy in Bokhara. This is unlike a normal football event where participants focus more on fair […]

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  • The first graduation ceremony of Slum Soccer’s Young Leadership Program was held at its football academy in Bokhara, Nagpur. Slum Soccer’s Youth Leadership Program kicked off in March 2013 with 40 participants who had exhibited certain characteristics as required for the training. Thesewere hard working players with work-a-day skills who lead by example with the […]

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  • After putting four years of my hard work and efforts behind chasing my dream of becoming a certified engineer, I had dreamt of working in a top engineering firm with a handsome salary. Never had I thought that I’ll be working full time with slum soccer, but coming from a sports background and my urge […]

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  • Today is the world of knowledge, information and new ideas which provide us with the different lookout. This different lookout helps us to attain the great heights in the life. Recently I have come across with such a novel idea in the form of slum soccer which with the help of soccer drives youth towards […]

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  • From January 23 to 25th, I had the opportunity to spend three day s with Slum Soccer’s young leaders and coach in Nagpur. I was onsite for my research on the gender divide in Indian sports, and truly inspired and amazed at the interview answers I heard. I interviewed eight young leaders and head coach, […]

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