There are at least 18 million street children in India. India has over 12 million child labourers below the age of 14.*
We at HotFut believe in the power of sports to transform lives and create better human beings. This is the Raison d'etre of HotFut.
* Ministry of statistics and Programme Implementation , Government of India CYC-net (Street Children and Homelessness, 2004)
"It is amazing how a child can step into a rectangle between two goal posts and walk out a better human being."
To provide education, empowerment and upliftment opportunities to the underprivileged at world class sports facilities.
For a country like India where only 1% of the population has access to organised physical activities, HotFut foundation provides a whole new platform for the delivery of sport for development programs.
HOW WE ACHIEVE THIS
Members and associates of HotFut sports volunteer in programs developed by HotFut foundation.
a) 'Big-Brother' Program:
The idea is for established individuals to become mentors or literally "Big Brothers" to a small group of underprivileged children.
b) The Special Needs Program:
Bringing Doctors, Coaches, and Parents/ Mentors to deliver specialized clinical coaching to children with learning disabilities.
c) Local NGO Support:
Tie-ups with NGO's to take care of these kids outside of the field
The versatile nature of using sports as a means for upliftment throws in the opportunity for various funding organizations, sports development organizations, CSRs, and Sports Academies, from inland and abroad, to work hand-in-hand with HotFut Foundation.
Such strategic tie-ups would allow for Knowlegde transfer, Exchange Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, and Vocational Courses for these children.