EXPERIENCE WONDER BOTH ANCIENT AND MODERN WHILST HELPING UNDERSERVED CHILDREN
Join the third half as we take you to India, where you’ll experience the rich history of this beautiful country, from the majesty of the Taj Mahal to ancient temples and bustling markets in Delhi to the sprawling metropolis of Nagpur. In India one encounters both the modern and the old world in constant juxtaposition, as Western culture meets traditional values. Experience all this colorful and energetic country has to offer, from its wild passion for ‘Bollywood’ and sport to its colorful local festivals and street vendors. You’ll also learn first-hand about the very real social challenges in one of the world’s poorest countries and experience how soccer is helping kids growing up in the overcrowded slums of cities like Delhi and Nagpur.
Delhi is all at once chaotic and calm, where cows wander the streets amongst the teeming rickshaw cabs thronging around sites of historical wonder. The 17th century Red Fort is a mass of domes and turrets, while Chandni Chowk market is an exercise in friendly haggling. Travelers and locals flock to the India Gate, the national monument of India that honors the soldiers who died in World War I and the Third Afghan War and of course the nearby, world-famous Taj Mahal in nearby Agra.You’ll visit My Angels Academy, which uses sport to provide hope and education to children living in the slums of Vikaspuri.
Located in the exact geographical centre of India, Nagpur is known as the ‘winter capital’ of India and is famous throughout the country as the ‘Orange City’ because of the fruits that are
Nagpur is way off the main tourists routes but is home to the famous Ramtek Teple, an Nagpur is also close to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve and Pench National Park. It’s also close to the temples of Ramtek and the ashrams of Sevagram.
The region is also famous for its geological and mineral wealth, and has the reputation of being one of the greenest and cleanest cities in India.
Whilst being more famous for cricket, India has one of the oldest soccer cultures in the world dating back to the 18th Century – and in many areas soccer is the number one sport.
You’ll join the world-respected, non-proﬁt organization Slum Soccer, working with kids to improve their quality of life and to empower them to be leaders in their communities.
This destination offers a range of soccer activities that we can use to create experiences from BEGINNER to INTERMEDIATE level.
Experiences available include*;
- Play and coach with My Angels Academy which uses soccer to provide confidence and life skills to children from the Vikaspuri area of Delhi
- Play and coach with the Shakti Girls – a program focused on empowering homeless girls in Nagpur
- Project EduKick – teaching math to underserved youth through soccer
- Organize a 5 a side soccer tournament at a local school
- Friendly full-sided games with local club sides in Nagpur (various levels)
- Play with the boys from Project YoungStars – a competitive u14 program