We know that a child’s education doesn’t always happen in the classroom. Through sport and music, Red Dust India Foundation’s “role models” work with disadvantaged children to educate and inspire them to make healthy lifestyle choices.
The Vodafone Foundation provided a recent grant of more than US$235,000 to enable Red Dust to develop and implement a programme of educational activities for young children in India, focusing on a number of schools in Mumbai and a rural community in Bandipur. Through cricket, football and athletics sessions, a network of local Red Dust coordinators work with children to deliver messages about health.
As a recent example, Red Dust ran a two-day lifestyle education event for 30 girls aged 7 to 17 who live in a sheltered home in Mumbai. Soccer and cricket sessions were led by leading female sports stars and the girls also learned about everything from nutrition to healthy eating and hygiene. Red Dust is funding further training for the older girls to help them develop their skills for the world of work.
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- Working with disadvantaged children to educate and inspire them
- Using role models, and particularly sports celebrities, to encourage healthy lifestyle choices
Our grant assists by:
- Supporting educationalactivities for younger children in Mumbai and Bandipur
- Using cricket, football andathletics to deliver messagesabout health