Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for children and youth. But during the lockdown children were largely affected as schools closed and sports came to a halt. Amidst the pandemic, there was a large number of children who were unable to go out and play football. To encourage them to train with the help of certified coaches, the Foundation came up with the ‘At Home Football’ program. A program that would be easy to access while being fun for the children.
The first phase of the ‘At Home Football’ program was successful. We are proud to announce that we now have the support of UNESCO for the next phase. In the second phase, we have reached out to 3 schools in Goa and provide the online program to 120 children. Our coaches send videos to the children through WhatsApp. They also provide individual feedback to every child in the program and help them improve their skills with each session.
The UNESCO grant received by the Foundation aims to provide support to Non-Profit Youth and/or Sports-based organisations. It assists NGO’s working towards minimising the negative impact of Covid-19, especially on children and youth. We are extremely happy to know that the Foundation’s work resonates with UNESCO’s vision and look forward to continuously helping children develop with the game.