OSCAR Brochure - 2022

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Football Programme Beneficiaries


Education Programme Beneficiaries

WHO WE ARE ORGANISATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE AWARENESS AND RESPONSIBILITY (OSCAR) is a sports for development non-profit dedicated to empowering children and youth in low-income communities in India. Over the last 10 years, more than 12,000 children and youth in India have joined OSCAR’s Football, Education, and Young Leaders’ programmes.

VISION A world where all children and youth have an equal opportunity to succeed.

MISSION We use the power of football and a network of Young Leaders to develop life skills and improve educational attainment for children from underprivileged communities in India.

SINCE 2010

12,000+ children supported

750+ Young Leaders trained across 9 states

107 children sent on international exposure visits


? 3.22 crore children out of school in India (NSSO, 2018)

27% of Indian girls married before the age of 18 (UNICEF, 2017)

Nearly 40% adolescent girls in India lack access to education (NCPCR, 2018)

Struggles of Indian children, especially girls largely undocumented due to outdated and unreliable data tracking (Scroll, 2020)

“The football programme has really helped me develop my confidence and leadership skills. I did not know that sports like football could help build these crucial life skills. Keen to share the valuable knowledge I had picked up as a beneficiary of the football programme, I soon became an OSCAR Young Leader and made it my mission to enroll girls for football and life skills sessions from my predominantly conservative community.” • Netravati (20) is from our Badhwar Park community in Mumbai & is a Young Leader Alumni. She works with us as a coach and recently earned her AIFF D license coaching accreditation.

CORE PROGRAMMES FOOTBALL PROGRAMME Based on ‘No School, No Football’, OSCAR provides football and life skills sessions to children from low income backgrounds as long as they attend school regularly. Life skills sessions include value education on topics like discipline, health & hygiene, leadership, communication, confidence.

EDUCATION PROGRAMME Basic and advanced computer courses are offered across various age groups through our Digital Learning Centres. Special courses accredited by the NIIT aim at making youth more employable. We also started a pilot project where 200 underserved children received tablets with adaptive learning softwares aimed at bridging the learning gap caused due to the pandemic.

YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME Youth from low income areas are provided with leadership training and provided opportunities to develop skills and pursue careers in sport. The programme also helps in increasing the scope, reach & sustainability of OSCAR Foundation. Young Leaders help create a network of beneficiaries and become role models for children from their communities.


Our Alignment to UN Sustainable Development Goals

All OSCAR Foundation programmes are carefully designed to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY OSCAR Foundation is a registered charity in India under the Maharashtra Public Trust Act, 1950 (Reg No. E27420) and can accept international donations under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA No. 083781502). Donations made to OSCAR Foundation are exempt under section 80G (AAATO2812JF20214) and 12A (AAATO2812JE20214) of India’s Income Tax laws. For CSR opportunities, please get in touch with elsa.v@oscar-foundation.org



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