The project aptly titled tries to educate children through sports as a curriculum.
Started in April 2015, the project takes advantage of the children’s groups in villages formed some years back. Every week, 20-25 children in the S4D groups meet and do what children are best are doing – PLAY. But, as they play they also learn according to a curriculum that is designed to address issues of children – motivation to go to school, confidence building, inter-personal skills, lessening girl-boy differences, handling conflicts to name a few.
Number of children – Over 3200
Age group – 8-16 years
the ant partners with The Magic Bus Foundation, Mumbai for the curriculum and technical inputs for this project, that is supported by DKA, Austria.
Frisbee Fun: As part of S4D project, we have tried to publicise the game of Frisbee in our villages, no expensive, gender-inclusive game. The game has helped in building self-discipline and honesty among kids as there are no referees. Started in Deosiri village, the kids as well as the youth had taken up to the game of “Ultimate Frisbee” with 10 teams and about 150 players already in Deosiri. The project had been developed under the guidance of Mr. Anish Mukherjee, founder of the Art of Play foundation, Kolkata and is supported by Arpan Foundation. When we were informed that our Deosiri kids score a 5.5 in a skill-measuring scale against the 7 scored by starter level kids of U.S, it sure was a moment of joy and a confidence-booster!