Community Sports initiative ‘Umang’ aims to engage, inform and sensitize community children using sports as a tool for social upliftment. Through Sports for Development (S4D) sessions each child participates in an experiential learning process that is facilitated by CYL (Community Youth Leader). Another initiative Sports for excellence is targeted at grooming children as professional sportsperson. With regular coaching and practice, these boys and girls are making their presence felt in the domain of organized sports. Leadership-in-action employs leadership modules to develop thoughts of CYLs on issues surrounding leadership and society and to ensure their transition into community champions.
Additionally, Parivartan undertakes the following interventions in communities and schools to create opportunities for sports led development at the grassroots level;
- build and refine leadership potential of community youth through regular trainings and workshops,
- empower school students and teachers through standardized sessions which combine sports and social messages and,
- engage community on utility of sports for children.
Magic Bus India Foundation took the initial foundational steps to deepen this program in the community.