India

Slum Soccer Krida Vikas Sanstha Nagpur

Slum Soccer Krida Vikas Sanstha Nagpur aim to reach underprivileged people using football as a tool for social empowerment. They operate all over India, and engage several hundred children and young adults every day.
Slum Soccer India promote development through the medium of football on a daily basis. Providing socially neglected people with a chance to play football not only enhances their fitness, but also encourages skills and values like team-building, self-esteem, friendship, self-confidence, and creativity. Organized sessions with trained coaches are conducted on a regular basis, reaching as many as 700 children every day.

Meet the teams

Men’s Team

Number Name
8 SARAVANAN JEYAKUMAR
10 MANIKANDAN MURUGAN
7 RABI MALLIK
9 VIJAY KHALKHO
12 SYED ABUTHAHIR MOHAMMED ALI JOOBAIR
7 PUSHKAR PANDHARINATH SONTAKKE
3 VIKAS MESHRAM
19 RAHUL XALXO

Women’s team

Number Name
1 JAGAT JYOTI
10 PRANSU PRIYA DHANSON
11 SHEHAL MANCHKAR
9 KAVYA MOKKA
8 MADHURI ITIKALA
12 VIJAYA SELVARAJ
5 KARISHMA SHEIKH
9 AARTI

Organisation Details

Participants

Children and young men and women living in slums, including those squatting on government land, those displaced because of natural disasters, and children of sex workers

Locations

Nationwide

Homelessness Statistics

78 million
People are homeless in India
11 million
Street children living in India

India is the second most populous nation in the world (with more than 1.2 billion people) and is home to 63% of all slum dwellers in South Asia (UN Habitat, 2006). Its rapidly rising population is adding to the existing problems of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment (NPTEL, 2013).