Even though the world stood still, the grit and desire to learn continued. The students in the 13 villages of Dharwad reflected the qualities of a leader. Our coaches and students had the courage and strength to persevere and come up with new ways to cope and then grow.
In the midst of chaos lies opportunity. Our students seized this opportunity of the Just For Kicks program continuing even when schools were shut. They pushed themselves to not give up. They even made sure to involve their parents in their sessions and activities. As they begin their virtual league as mixed-gender teams in Dharwad, they are putting in all their life skills to succeed. -
2020 for Enabling Leadership was about persevering, adapting and re-envisioning our work. Every step of the way. Individuals and teams, across the organisation, had to support each other and look at things from fresh perspectives. From the uncertainty at the beginning of the year - of not reaching our students - to having a functioning virtual program, built on new ideas and approach, that reaches out to more and more students every day, we’ve come a long way. Despite the obstacles that stand before us, the crisis now presents us with an opportunity to rebuild, brick by brick, for our students and us.
Even as we start the new year, we want to thank you for your support and love. Rebuild Together, the lives of the children have been the motto for us. As we get closer to the final quarter of the program, we are making sure to put all the efforts for the Annual Showcase for our children and make it a great experience for them. Rebuild
We could not have done this without you. We request you to continue to show your love and support. Please share this with your family and friends to show love and support and enable every child to be a leader.
Even as we continue to face the Covid-19 crisis, our children show great resilience in facing the challenges head-on. Despite the digital divide our children in the Dharwad villages face without access to smartphones, our team has worked hard on identifying the problems, finding solutions and continuously pushing themselves with inspiration from the children and support from their communities. Together, we have turned this crisis into an opportunity by adapting to the new normal and rebuilding together!
Our Enabler from Dharwad shares his approach:
“I wanted to turn the crisis into an opportunity for myself.I used my seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, from to learn and absorb more about the world. The FA and Khelo India online courses opened doors for me during the pandemic. I believe in 3 Ds - Dedication, Devotion and Determination. My learning across several topics such as diet and nutrition, physiology and sports psychology has helped me further develop my coaching philosophy. I feel like a stronger coach to be able to deliver all kinds of sessions, virtual or physical, to help my students grow.”
Basavraj - Program AssociateJust For Kicks, Dharwad