The Bengaluru-based NGO is helping young children from the underpreveliged ections of Bengaluru to make it big in professional football..

Last month, a team of 11 boys from Bengaluru underwent an all-expenses-paid, 10-day football skill development tour of Holland where they visited the cities of Eindhoven and Amsterdam. What was unique about this U19 team was that each of the boys who had never set foot outside the country before came from underprivileged sections of society in Bengaluru.

The 11 boys came from the Kickstart Foundation, a registered NGO which was established by Shekar Rajan and Laxman. Working in tandem with the Kickstart FC Academy which is a separate business venture, the foundation aims to provide top class football coaching at the grassroots level to underprivileged children in the city.

At the moment, the foundation runs in four separate areas of Bengaluru – Gowthampura, Murphy Town, Lingarajapuram and Pottery Town – where over 180 children hone their football skills on a regular basis under the supervision of highly trained coaches and experts.

Source : Goal