Sports for girls
“Leveling the playing field, literally!”
Vision 2022 : “100 women take up have a professional career in a sport of their choice”
Women's sports are seeing quite a revolution in India. At the turn of the millennium, something unprecedented happened — an elusive Olympic medal was won by an Indian woman for the first time when Karnam Malleswari won a bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in weightlifting. Since then, Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal in London 2012, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik in Rio 2016 and most recently, Mirabai Chanu, PV Sindhu and Lovlina Borgohain in Tokyo have brought Olympic success to the country.Suffice to say, we are at the face of a rising tide, hurtling towards gender equality in sports. And, we at JTD, wanted to do our bit at levelling the playing field (Pun, intended ). After all, “Mhari choriyan, chorose kam hai ke?”Our vision statement for SFG (Sports For Girls) was simple. We wanted to create equal opportunities for girls in rural areas* so that they could represent sports at its highest levels.
The first of its kind for JTD. Out of the funds collected, we spent Rs.1.17L on sports equipment for Kandur.
Freedom Walk 2018
We used 2.4L to provide sports equipment to 7 Government High schools
Freedom Walk 2019
One of our highest collecting fundraisers. This year, we spent 7.2L to build a playing area for children at Pathikonda
4.2L collected was used to build a Girls Sports Facility in Kadapanatham. This year was also the landmark year where we decided that all funds from Freedom Walk would be solely dedicated to Sports for Girls
Another happening year! We decided that we would support 250 girls to play a sport of their choice by building multiple sport hubs across Palamaneru, Gangavaram, Bireddypalli.
This year, we wanted to invest differently. We introduced the concept of “Micro Communities”.
The funds from this year are being used to build 50 micro communities
What does SFG do?
SFG operates in 2 zones - At a Sports Hub Level and at a Micro Community Level.
Any facility (School or otherwise) where a group of girls learn a particular sport under the guidance of a coach. Currently, JTD has 9 sports hubs where 250 girls are training to represent sports at higher levels. More details here
A sport micro community is any group of 3 or more girls playing a sport of their choice in their own village. This initiative is to ensure that our little girls from villages play just like any other child would. JTD supports 45micro communities at the moment. Details here
“JTD supports exceptional players from either of the levels by ensuring that they receive dedicated support and professional guidance to make a career out of their favourite sports.
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