Published On: Sat, Feb 9th, 2019

4000 Children Learn Leadership Lessons through Football in India

Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Enabling Leadership has announced that its “Just For Kicks” national football league for children will take place on 9th & 10thFebruary 2019 in Bengaluru. It is a global for-purpose organization that works with over 5400+ children in India.

The “Just For Kicks” program is a unique football-for-leadership program with over 4000+ students enrolled from government and low-income schools in the cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune, and 12 villages in Dharwad, Karnataka. The program’s unique curriculum and instruction uses football training to teach important leadership lessons in teamwork, “win-win”, healthy competition, risk-taking, creative thinking, and self-awareness.

Students participate in the program between July and February, competing in regional level leagues between November and January. The winning teams, totaling 350+ children, will travel Bengaluru to participate in a national level league in February 2019.

The Enabling Leadership (EL) programs, “Just For Kicks”, “Music Basti” (using music) and “Build Maya” (using Lego blocks), work with local partners in low-income and under-resourced schools to enable children to develop important life-skills and become “leaders” in their communities: role models, positive contributors and global citizens. Today, EL programs reach over 5400+ children and 200+ coaches and teachers in over 120 low-income schools in urban and rural India.

This year, the key supporters of the Just For Kicks program include Credit Suisse, Tata Trusts, BookASmile, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Axis Bank Foundation, and over 175 individual donors.

The league schedule is the following:

National Championship (Bengaluru): 9th & 10th February 2019

Bengaluru Regional Final: 3 February 2019

Pune Regional Final: 27 January 2019

Chennai Regional Final: 27 January 2019

Mumbai Regional Final: 20 January 2019

Dharwad Regional Final: 20 January 2019

Hyderabad Regional Final: 20 January 2019