Reliance Real Hero Award
It was indeed a very proud moment for every child, coach and volunteer of Slum Soccer, when our mentor, Dr.Vijay Barse, won the prestigious “Reliance Real hero Award’, in recognition of the stellar role he has played in visualising, conceptualising and actual execution of the project Soccer for the Homeless in this country, thus transforming many young lives for the better.
From weekend classes to awareness camps, from football coaching to the homeless world cup, from a football game to football as a way of life, he transformed the face of Soccer for the Homeless, cutting across class and cultural border lines. This man on a mission sure has made it to the portals of Indian sporting history, and justifiably so. He received the award from Sachin Tendulkar, another Indian sports icon, amidst loud cheers from the Mumbai Indians team.
2012 Manthan eNGO Award
Slum Soccer won the prestigious Manthan eNGO Award in COMMUNICATION & OUTREACH category at a ceremony held at Indian Habitat Center, Delhi on 2nd December 2012.