Education
 India
Project #12808

Teach Indian street kids parkour - change lives

A microproject by Parkour Visions
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Summary

Help 50 Mumbai street kids from the Vatsalya Center enrich their lives long-term through parkour: provide self-confidence, positive body image, problem-solving skills, and tenacity in setting and achieving goals.
$1,900
total raised
34
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

The children who come to Vatsalya Homeless Center from the streets have often run away from home, extracting themselves from traumatic environments of conflict and abuse, ill-treatment, acute poverty and hunger, and despair. Many have been sent away, their families possessing insufficient resources to care for them. Girls specifically live a hard life. This upbringing creates a lack of self-esteem, leaves them feeling alone, ignored, and marginalized by the metropolitan world of Mumbai.

Solution

With these donations Parkour Visions will send certified parkour instructor Cordelia Storm to Mumbai for the month of September. She will work at the Vatsalya Foundation, a center housing about 50 underprivileged youth. Cordelia will provide structured, progressive parkour instruction to the residents, focusing on empowering them to be in charge of themselves, to approach obstacles as opportunities, and to focus on conquering limits and fears.

Long-Term Impact

Parkour teaches a set of skills that is more than just jumping off of things. Practitioners of parkour see their world in a different way: obstacles become opportunities, seemingly insurmountable challenges can be broken down into achievable goals. Indian street youth, through learning parkour, will build skills that will help them face obstacles throughout their lives.

Resources

http:/​/​parkourvisions.org
Parkour Visions Non-Profit
Leetal Besouros' work with Vatsalya Foundation
Vatsalya Foundation
Familia de Ouro on Facebook

Organization Information

Parkour Visions

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​parkourvisions.org
Project Leader:
Tyson Cecka
Executive Director
Seattle, WA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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