Final module of Game Changer

Sunday 01st, Jul 2018

Final module of Project Game Changers (Youth Leadership Training program) was carried out successfully in Nagpur. This program brought together 90 participants from 16 different states of India who had previously attended 1st and 2nd module of the program. This program was scheduled from 29th June till 1st of July at District Sport Office Mankapur Nagpur. Game Changers was aimed at up scaling their knowledge about their communities and by planning and executing activities within themselves. Moreover, It was looking at setting them on the path of community development by instilling our Football for Development methodology in their minds. The training comprised of multiple subjects such as Building capacity of the community youth on becoming a gamechanger for the development of the community. identifying the problems of the community and creating awareness for the betterment of the communities. Organizing and managing football tournaments for children in their community. “I have faced multiple challenges in my childhood, I thought it was usual for every child because I was unaware of all this. I attended 1st and 2nd module in Mumbai and came for the final module in Nagpur. All these training not just made me aware but enabled and boosted me to make children play football”, says Neeru Verma from Punjab. “I had no idea that football can also be played to approach and address social issues”, says Ashutosh from Chattisgarh. The Game Changer program was designed by Slum Soccer and supported by Sony Pictures Networks India. During these three months, the participants were introduced and taught about various aspects of a ‘professional career’. On the final day all the participants organized a Festival in which they implemented their learning with 120 children from surrounding communities of Mankapur. The Game Changers are now ready to step forward towards betterment of their respective communities!