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|• Team STAIRS to initiate talks with government authorities for support
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• Understand the ongoing programmes and their impact
• Evaluate the existing sports infrastructure’s capacity
• Assess possibilities of supportpartnerships with corporate groups
After a great success of STAIRS School Football League in Delhi, Team STAIRS is planning to launch the same in Gujarat. The idea is to engage over 10,000 budding footballers at the grassroots and create an opportunity for the promising ones to showcase their talent to the mentors.
Team STAIRS has initiated the process of conducting the baseline survey across Gujarat to understand the overall sporting culture across various regions of the state as well as the popularity of football amongst teenagers. The team will closely monitor the activities of school-going teens as well as school dropouts and unschooled to create hypothesis on how football intervention can bring about the behavioural change amongst the youth of the state.
The team will also evaluate the impact and the scale of the ongoing sports activities as also the existing sports infrastructure and facilities available in the state. Findings from its surveys and secondary research will be shared with the concerned authorities in the government as well as the sports fraternity with ideas and suggestions for developments of sports vis-à-vis overall growth of the youth in the state.
“There is a lot of good work happening across the country for development of sports at the grassroots. The governments, former players as well as several non-profits are making a true impact. However, as much as you do, there will always be a need to do a bit more, improve further and make a little better impact. That is what SSFL does. The idea of the league is to add value to the existing works of the government, the sports fraternity and other stakeholders. SSFL is a platform that optimally utilizes the available resources, engages footballers for nearly nine months, and delivers some of the most promising footballers from the grassroots,” said Mr Siddhartha Upadhyay, founder and secretary general, STAIRS.
“In its second year in Delhi, SSFL has more than doubled in scale and is being appreciated by all stakeholders. As it has become the first step towards professional football, it is being endorsed by some of the senior government officials and celebrity sportsmen. We are hoping to be able to replicate the model in Gujarat and provide opportunity to those hidden talents somewhere in the remote towns of the state, added Upadhyay.
The STAIRS team in Gujarat will also be meeting the leading corporate groups to discuss support possibilities under their corporate social responsibility (CSR). The new Companies Act 2013, that mandates large companies to spend on CSR has a clause under the Schedule VII that states the spend towards development of recognized sport qualifies as the CSR spend of the company. With over 14,000 companies falling under the ambit of the mandatory law, there lays a great potential to develop sports at the grassroots.
The Uflex Group is primarily supporting SSFL in Delhi while Max India Foundation has associated with the same as healthcare partners and has taken responsibility of injury or other medical emergencies that may occur during the league. Several other credible organizations have also engaged with the league to offer various services.
STAIRS is a New Delhi-headquartered not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) which aims to empower the underprivileged youth of India. It is committed to providing opportunities to the young Indians so that they can lead a life of dignity. The NGO, which started in 2000, nurtures the talented sportsmen at the bottom-of-the-pyramid to ensure sports become a mean of earning a living.
STAIRS also organises educational and health programmes and educates youth about the dignity of labour and equality irrespective of caste, creed or sex. STAIRS operates through its 300 centres spread across six states in India.
NANJING, China, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The future of Asian sports - over 2,400 athletes aged between 14 and 17 years - take the spotlight beginning Friday as the 2nd Asian Youth Games raised its curtain in Nanjing with an opening ceremony reminiscent of a video game.
Chinese vice premier Liu Yandong declared open the nine-day games themed 'Celebrating Youth, Passionate Asia', which will bring the athletes to 27 venues across the city by the Yangtse River to participate in 16 sports - diving, swimming, athletics, badminton, basketball, fencing, football, golf, handball, judo, rugby union, shooting, squash, table tennis, taikwando, tennis and weightlifting.
On a hot, sultry night, the opening ceremony at a packed gymnasium broke the trend of holding Chinese sports events ceremonies in a main stadium, creating more of a theatrical atmosphere than a parade on an athletics field.
""This is not just a games for sports, but a games for spreading knowledge among young people,"" said Liu Yi'an, vice president and secretary general of the organizing committee, before the games.
In the artistic performance, 320 young people, most of them high-school students from Nanjing, presented the audience with a story of children advancing to adulthood through the four seasons of the year, mirroring the art of vibrant videogames on a waved stage that represented the bridges of southern China; the Yangtse River waters and Nanjing cloud embroidery, a local handicraft.
The 40-minuite show, built with volunteers to a very frugal budget, was a mixture of a stage show and a party designed by teenagers with the help of directors, most of them under the age of 30.