Pro Sport Development

Pro Sport Development (PSD) is an award-winning social enterprise that uses sport, physical activity and play as a tool for the holistic development of young people from marginalized communities. Our vision is to use the power of sport to enable young people to build their soft skills and imbibe values, improve their physical health and well-being, combat gender inequality, and boost their overall potential. We utilize the participatory methodology of sport within school settings to engage young people and build their capacities to enable outcomes relating to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 3: Good Health & Well-being, SDG 4: Quality Education, and SDG 5: Gender Equality. PSD also collaborates with organizations and institutions to conduct training programs for facilitators as well as provide technical support vis-à-vis sport for development, in order for them to leverage the positive impact of sport.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Pro Sport Development partner with

United States

Global Fund for Children

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Global Fund for Children

GFC transforms the lives and futures of some of the world s most vulnerable children. First we find cutting edge NGOs working in their community, making big changes with very little money. They become our grassroots partners. We provide bottom up support and financial assistance to help them grow. Last year we supported 210 organisations in 53 countries across the globe. We work with each partner for up to eight years. We build long-term relationships with our grassroots partners, offering local expert coaching and guidance on organisational management, programme development, performance metrics and more. We ensure our partners have opportunities to develop new skills. We provide partners with funds to undertake strategic planning processes, attend conferences and visit other grassroots partners to share expertise and gain training in areas such as fundraising and information technology. We connect partners to their peers and bring them together for regional Knowledge Exchanges professional GFC run conferences where grassroots leaders share best practice, forge strong networks and learn about broader issues affecting children in their communities. We open doors to the broader philanthropic world, connecting our partners to other people and institutions to help them gain outside funding, awards and recognition.

On-going/Past projects

Community Sports Program (CSP)

By Pro Sport Development

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.

Education, Gender, Health