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Community Sports Program (CSP)

The CSP uses sport and physical activity in school settings in Odisha, India to aid the holistic development of young people from marginalized communities and empower them as gender-sensitive leaders.


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Social causes


SDGs covered

Endorsed by

Global Fund for Children

GFC’s mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations.

Market of Implementation

  • India


Bhubaneswar, the capital city of the state of Odisha in India, has 36% of the total population living in 436 slum communities. The majority of residents in these communities are low-skilled and daily wage workers, with an average monthly income of USD $80.

Public health and gender discrimination are major concerns in these slums, negatively affecting young people. Due to inadequacies in their educational structure and lack of opportunities, young people, especially girls, from these communities face obstacles in their socio economic development. They are unable to access opportunities to help them develop pivotal life skills, critical values, and gender-sensitive leadership, to reach their full potential.

If such critical and equal opportunities are not provided, these young people remain at risk of not being able to continue their education and gain meaningful employment in the future, hence facing greater hurdles in dealing effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.


The CSP engages young people between the ages of 5-16 years from marginalized slum communities in the city of Bhubaneswar through a structured and goal-oriented sport-based intervention. The CSP works with young people through community-based schools, enabling them to access their fundamental right to play and ensuring their meaningful engagement in organized physical activity and sport-based methodologies.

The CSP utilizes a specially designed and gender-sensitive multi-sport curriculum, through which young people learn to work effectively in mixed-gender groups and develop their socio-emotional competence. The CSP provides an enabling and safe environment for young people to learn soft skills, imbibe sporting values, build confidence and self-esteem, and reflect on gender perceptions, in order to become empowered young leaders and agents of change in their communities.

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