Ambassador since: November 2014
Why did you choose to become a Ball To All ambassador?
At Just For Kicks we are working at transforming education in low income schools by bringing football to children’s daily lives. The idea of Just For Kicks was born in our minds in 2011 when we served as teachers in low income schools in Pune, India. As teachers constantly looking to instil a sense of community in our classroom, we turned to football to provide the impetus. Within a few months of kicking off the program, we noticed a positive change in the classroom culture with students working as one unit. Academic performance, classroom behavior, social skills, attendance rates increased by leaps and bounds. We are currently working in low-income schools in 3 cities – Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. We want to provide balls to students who want to play, those who love to play, low-income schools that want to include the sport in activities and teams who need these for practice.