The Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Foundation have collaborated with Teach For India fellows Delhi to promote 'Khel Khel Mein League,' an initiative that aims at the holistic development of children in New Delhi through football.
The true essence of the Khel Khel Mein League is to celebrate the joy of friendship and sportsmanship, and assimilate the values of fair play into the kids. Ideated by TFI fellows Delhi, the league focuses on the comprehensive development of kids through the beautiful and most-loved game of football.
The TFI fellows Delhi are of the thought that a child grows with the values he or she is imbibed with at the nascent stages of life, hence it is extremely essential they understand how to play a sport in accordance to the spirit of the game. The Khel Khel Mein league is not just about teaching kids how to play the sport, but also turn them into better human beings.
The PSG Foundation is the French club Paris Saint-Germain’s technical arm whose aim is to bring joy and education to the kids with social difficulties. In addition to its experience of using football as a youth development and entertainment tool in the unprivileged areas of Delhi, they would also help the underprivileged kids through scholar support, sports, and cultural activities. The Foundation provides both, human resources (coaches) and tailor-made curriculums for the kids.
This project will allow 850 children from 38 schools to take part in a football league over November and December 2014.
Khel Khel Mein League kicked-off on 2nd November 2014 at the Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi. More than 400 underprivileged children from various government and low-income schools from South Delhi participated in the event.