Sports Development
through
Community Coaches

A new beginning for  empowering and integrating underserved communities, through the sports ecosystem.

We are building an inclusive sports ecosystem, with a focus on imparting quality sports education by equipping and developing community coaches, by tying in elements of skilling, livelihood and sports literacy.

THEORY OF CHANGE
Coaching underserved communities
CO-CREATE SPORTS ECOSYSTEM

We build capacity and awareness for sports through grassroots movements, and provide support for talent transition to elite levels.

DEVELOP & EQUIP SPORTS EXPERTS

By investing in a rigorously crafted curriculum and a focus on an experiential Fellowship, we develop and equip community coaches to train talent.

ENABLE INFRASTRUCTURE ACCESS

We optimise infrastructure at schools & district grounds and augment it with locally sourced equipment so to combat assymetrical access and provide a ‘level playing field’ for talent at grassroots.

India’s first Sports Fellowship Program

Bridges of Sports is building the grassroots sports ecosystem through one of India’s first sports fellowship program. The fellowship is designed to be an experential learning process, designed to develop and create community coaches thereby creating opportunites for all children to learn, engage in, build a career and excel in sports.

Achievements

Over the next 5 years, we will equip 10,000 community coaches, with a focus on inclusive representation. Currently, we are operational in districts of Karnataka & Orissa.

community coaches

Students

Student Recognitions

Schools

Indian States
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Partners

Accomplishments & Grants

Over the last 12 months, our work has been recognized and supported by these organizations.

IIM, Bangalore

Currently incubated at IIM Bangalore, under the NSRCEL Social Ventures, with support from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Book A Smile, Ketto

BookASmile

Worked towards becoming the 2nd largest crowdfunded NGO on BookASmile and Ketto’s “6 Million Smiles” Campaign

Deshpande Foundation's Sandbox Samvidha

Deshpande Foundation

Recognized by Sandbox Samvidha of Deshpande Foundation

N/Core, Nudge Foundation

N/Core, The Nudge Foundation

Recognized by N/Core as one of “India’s top 20 new-age non profits with a potential to scale”


Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation along with IIM Bangalore is supporting us on an 18 month incubation

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Recognized as India’s top 6 “Social Ventures” at the iPreneur 2017 Social Entrepreneurship Summit

Teach For India, TFIx

TFIx, Teach For India

 

Selected by TFI under the TFIx program with the aim of working towards achieving education equity

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Help Us Build the Ecosystem.

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