See the two sides of India, from a crowded city like Mumbai to the peaceful countryside. Embrace the Indian culture, enjoy playing football and help OSCAR Foundation and their youth.
Join the third half as we take you the vibrant, sprawling metropolis of Mumbai, India’s cultural and commercial powerhouse where one encounters both the modern and the old world in constant juxtaposition as Western culture meets traditional values.
It was the promise of business opportunities and religious freedom that originally drew people to Bombay, the former name of this city that is home to stunning architectural landmarks from the Victorian era and the days of the Raj. Today, Mumbai is India’s most cosmopolitan city and the nerve centre of both India’s fashion and film industries (it was the setting for the film Slumdog Millionaire) and is known as ‘the city that never sleeps’.
You’ll experience the unique energy of the city, visit local fishermen and farmers to see what everyday life is like as well as learning first-hand about the very real social challenges in one of the world’s poorest countries and how football is helping underserved kids growing up in the overcrowded slums of cities like Mumbai.
We’ll also take you outside the city to a 22-acre residential campus located in rural Maharashtra, to see how a local non-profit provides one of the best outdoor adventure experiential learning spaces in India. You’ll welcome sunrise from the mountaintop before collaborating on a variety of activities and community projects designed to challenge, inspire and enhance leadership and cultural awareness.
DAY 1: Depart for Mumbai, India.
DAY 2: Arrival at Airport in Mumbai. Transfer to hotel. Meet & Greet with OSCAR Foundation and the third half. Cultural Awareness Workshop. Grand Mumbai City Tour – Part One.
DAY 3: Visit the Community Center (Computer Center, Laundry and Library). Soccer Activity: Premier League Skills. the third half curriculum workshop #1 – Global Citizenship and the Sustainable Development Goals.
DAY 4: Visit the local fishing market. OSCAR Foundation storytelling session & Young Leader Training Program. Grand Mumbai City Tour – Part Two. Attend the famous Oval Maidan Cricket Ground to observe community cricket programmes.
Day 5: Transfer to Magic Bus Center, 50km outside Mumbai. Meet & Greet with Magic Bus and the third half. Nature Walk: Introduction to Interpersonal development and experiential learning. the third half curriculum workshop #2 – Conscious Leadership.
DAY 6: Community Service: Assisting in village, farming activities, engaging local children in sports – mutual learning (Included: Q & A Session with community members). Sunset on mountain top.
DAY 7: Sunrise on mountain top. Organize an activity day for local children visiting the center. Camp fire and group designed entertainment (TBC). the third half curriculum workshop #3 – Sustainable Development Goal #1: No poverty.
DAY 8: Help organize ‘football 3’ tournament games. Visiting children leave the Centre. Farewell dinner celebration with youth from all organizations.
DAY 9: Check out of center and transfer to airport. Fly home.
Magic Bus steers children towards a better life with better awareness, better life skills, and better opportunities, in the journey from childhood to livelihood.
OSCAR instills the value of education through football and empowers underprivileged children and youth with life skills to maximize their potential and transform their lives.