OSCAR International Leaflet

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Our mission is to enable underprivileged girls and boys living in the slums in India to become role models within their communities. The OSCAR Foundation uses the power of football to teach the importance of education and all OSCAR children must attend school. Education transforms disadvantaged communities, providing young people the tools they need to fight poverty for the next generation. OSCAR International & The OSCAR Foundation in Mumbai work together, raising awareness, funds and creating opportunities for children living challenging lives. www.oscar-international.org

IMPACT 12,000 Children Supported Since 2010

700 Young Leaders Trained Across India

6 Digital Learning Centres

104 Children Sent on International Exposure Visits

98% Children Completed Primary Education

80% OSCAR Young Leaders Completed Graduation

30% Gender Ratio Target 50%

5 UN Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

Ashok Rathod began the OSCAR story in 2006 with 18 school drop outs who were on the verge of the vicious cycle of child labour, addiction and poverty. Surrounded by disengaged girls & boys in his own community in Mumbai he recognised the need to enrol them in education and identified football as the tool of engagement. Today there are 4,000 OSCAR children regularly attending school.


This is NETRA’s story...

Netra was raised in the overpopulated lanes in the Cuffe Parade community in Mumbai. Her widowed mother was left to raise two daughters on a poorly paid housemaid’s wage. Netra recalls constantly worrying about the scarcity of food, staying in school and slipping deeper into poverty.


In 2017, 16-year-old Netra attended an OSCAR football & life skills session. She’d never kicked a ball or worn shorts in her life and knew neighbours would judge her for wearing ‘revealing’ clothes

OSCAR Young Leader

Netra was quick to develop leadership skills and enrolled in OSCAR’s Digital Learning Centre to increase her employability, but had to quit the sessions which clashed with the water collection. A stark reminder of the problems faced by Netra and thousands of young girls like her. Undeterred, Netra enrolled to become an OSCAR Young Leader, mobilising girls like herself and guiding them through complex and patriarchal social structures. Netra completed her D-licence football coaching and will graduate in 2023 with a BA in Sports Psychology & Sociology. She plans to pursue a career in sports for development and is ready and empowered to take on a world that many still believe is not made for people like her.


Building Back from COVID. Our 2022-23 Goals

1. 2. 3. 4.

Make up lost school time for 4,000 children in Mumbai communities through the Digital Learning Centres Grow OSCAR for Everyone, enrolling more young girls and children living with disabilities. Introduce the Livelihoods programme for beneficiaries exiting OSCAR, equipping them for paid work. Increase Train the Trainer fellowships to develop community leaders in Karnataka and other states.

OSCAR International’s Fundraising Goal 2022-2023

Supporting The United Nation’s Global Goals. www.oscar-international.org lucinda@oscar-foundation.org

India Registered Charity: 1149486


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