Level Playing Field is UWM's project, in partnership with Credit Suisse, to bring high-quality sports education to children from marginalized communities. Our programme activities and present impact are as follows:
Project Component II: Providing yearlong coaching to 35 children from 2 Mumbai schools:
Two schools have been identified for further project interventions, under component II of the programme:
Our selection process:
Children's interest and potential were evaluated after which 10 girls and 10 boys from Sitaram Mill Compound school and 15 boys from Mulund Camp school were selected.
Equipping beneficiaries with football kits:
The children were equipped with kits comprising jerseys, shorts, stockings, shin guards and footballing shoes. To enhance outcomes the schools also received cones, hurdles and other equipment for maximum impact during coaching.
The participants received peanut moringa chikki, which provides approximately 522 kcal of energy, 18.8 gm of protein and 9 mg of Iron in every 100 g of chikki per day.
Family support and counselling:
To enlist family support, parents and caregivers were counselled on the support their child would require for her/his athletic development. The counselling focused on understanding the physical and mental benefits of sports for the child and how diet played a crucial role in this development. Through 4 counselling sessions, parents were counselled on the importance of a balanced diet, low-cost nutritious food options and right food choices.
Key Project Highlights: