Laureus to aid Chennai's disadvantaged youth

Laureus Sport for Good and BT, under a project called ‘Slum Soccer’, will work with 15 state schools in Chennai to engage 1,500 children in lessons and activities that will help them improve their quality of life.

Laureus will work with 15 state schools in Chennai to help disadvantaged children improve their quality of life.   -  S. S. Kumar

Laureus has teamed up with British telecommunications services company, BT, to help India’s disadvantaged youth through football.

Laureus Sport for Good and BT, under a project called ‘Slum Soccer’, will work with 15 state schools in Chennai to engage 1,500 children in lessons and activities that will help them improve their quality of life, said a press release from Laureus today.

“The aim of Slum Soccer is to foster sustainable development within otherwise marginalised populations of India,” it said, “working in areas of homelessness and disadvantaged, Slum Soccer uses football to connect individuals, teach life skills and empower youngsters to work towards improving their overall quality of life.”

Kapil Dev, who is a member of the Laureus Academy welcomed the move. “I am proud of what Laureus Sport for Good and our partners have achieved in this country over our history of working here, but we recognise there is the opportunity and need to do so much more in India, and we will be striving to make that happen,” he said.



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