Mann Deshi Champions has partnered with 30 government schools. Mann Deshi Champions provides training to government school coaches on personality development and basic sports training. Government school coaches training program has helped school children to advance in their athletic training and personal development.
In the month of December and January Mann Deshi Champions conducted competition of 30 government schools in Long Jump, 100 m running, 400 meter running and 800 meter running. In the competition over 2000 children participated. Mann Deshi Champions gave medals and t-shirts to 300 winners.
Throughout the competition over 2000 children were provided breakfast and a training session from Mann Deshi. Conducting local government school competitions has helped the Mann taluka’s over all achievements in sports.
On the same time our elite athletes has been winners in several tournaments Khelo India and national level competitions. Aditi plays Discus Throw at the national level in the U/18 category. She has competed at the national-level eight times and her all time personal best is a record of 39.33 m.Aditi comes from the humblest of beginnings. Despite having limited means and scarce luxuries, Aditi, with her unsurmountable will, has not left any stone unturned to nurture her skills. Having discovered her potential at a very young age, her parents, on their part, have tried to ensure that finances do not get in the way of Aditi’s successes. She is the perfect example of hard-work meeting talent, taking her from ‘potential to podium’. Aditi has won bronze medal at the Khelo India competition in Jan 2018.
Reshma is 20-year-old. She belongs to Mhaswad, a drought-prone town in Satara district of Maharashtra. She is a marathon runner and a two time national-level player for marathon and cross-country races. Reshma used to take buffaloes for grazing to a grassland located four-kilometres from her house. She spent hours chasing buffaloes which made her legs stronger and body, more agile. When her latent talent was identified and nurtured through rigorous training, she started running and winning several marathons. She says sports has given her the confidence to make decisions about herself independently and a sense of identity and respect in the society. Reshma has won national bronze medal at the cross-country open nationals.
Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,
I would like to share the story of Megha-
Megha’s family’s financial condition was weak. She along with her family lived in a temporary hut. Her parents used to together provide for the family by working as daily wage workers. Her family was living a happy life until her father suffered a medical condition and expired untimely.
It has been 2 years since her father died. To hold the family together and support the family in this distressed situation her mother has started working as a daily wage laborer. Her mother earns a daily income of 2,000 Rs. Megha and her two sisters help their mother on their off days.
Mother, vandana aspires to educate her two daughters and her son and wants them to stand on their own feet someday.
Megha says, “Mann Deshi is helping her fulfil this dream. Our financial condition can barely support the education for the three of us and hence buying a bicycle to travel was unattainable. Our school is located in Mahsurne village, which is 3 to 4 km from the neighbouring village of Vagh. The cycle received from the Mann Deshi has had the family delighted and has made travel very easy. Now, I can reach the school on time every day and I can focus more of my energy on studies”.
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Sangeeta’s Journey Towards a Sustainable Livelihood:
Sangeeta is a farmer from Goregaon. She owned two goats but did not make enough revenue to make ends meet. Even after much care, the goats did not give birth to any kids and she had thus decided to sell off the goats.
However, her son heard of the Goat Paravet programme through a marketing pamphlet of the Mann Deshi B-school for rural women. She later called the foundation to avail more information regarding the same. She participated in the insemination programme of the goats and after 5 months, her goats gave birth to 3 kids. She then inseminated her second goat, who produced a female goat thereafter. After 4 months, the 3 goat kids were sold for 35,000 /- which greatly contributed to her income. She had never seen this inflow of revenue before.
She says, “I was able to earn additional income and learn about Artificial Insemination, thanks to the efforts of the Mann Deshi”.