Mumbai, Apr 12: It was a sight to behold as over 30 kids took up the field to challenge the mighty Mumbai Indians. However, it was not about winning or losing nor was it about the usual cricketing stars in Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting or Lasith Malinga. The day truly belonged to the underprivileged children of Mumbai city on Thursday (April 11).
While the fun filled cricket game organised as part of the Mumbai Indians ‘Education for All' initiative was a dream come true for the kids, the real aim behind the activity was to inculcate the ‘aspirational' training among them in dreaming big and having the self-belief in achieving their goal.
Mumbai Indians, who pioneered the concept of ‘Education For All' programme, believes in the cause to uplift a child through equal education opportunities.
Started in 2010 by Nita Ambani, the Mumbai Indians' ‘Education For All' initiative is a movement to support efforts to provide holistic education to all children. Every member of the Mumbai Indians team is part of the initiative and has pledged support for it, a media release said.
On this special occasion, Nita Ambani, owner of Mumbai Indians said, "Last three years has been an eventful journey and I am happy that through our initiatives over 15,000 underprivileged kids have been impacted meaningfully. As we enter the fourth year, Mumbai Indians have drawn up plans to touch upon an additional 15,000 children this year itself who deserve the rightful education."
Education is an endeavour very dear to Nita Ambani. For years she has devoted her life to the cause making available education provisions for underprivileged children. Last three years, the Education For All initiative has improved the life of over 15,000 underprivileged kids not just through monetary support but also providing important life skill-sets.
Mumbai Indians have drawn up plans to touch upon an additional 15,000 children this year itself, who deserve the rightful education. The NGO partners for Mumbai Indians ‘Education For All' initiative, this year are, Aseema, Aarambh, Akanksha, Meljol and Ummeed.