Build India Through Sports BITS
All round the year, SCF is involved in development of Sports Infrastructure at various facilities, in and around Hyderabad, with a focus on promoting sports among under-privileged children. Over the last 5 years, as part of its ongoing efforts, SCF launched an ingenious project ‘Build India Through Sports’ (BITS), which aspires to spread awareness about Sports in Government Schools (also among under-privileged street children, in orphan homes, slum areas, etc) and also support infrastructure for continued sports activity. As part of this mission, SCF has already reached out to more than 50 Government schools (about 25,000 children), where a substantial percentage of students have had no exposure to sports of any kind, before in their life. SCF has donated sporting equipment and created basic infrastructure in these schools to promote sports like Cricket, Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Kho-Kho and Kabaddi. A protocol of follow up is also seriously pursued to ensure that SCF can connect the missing dots of success of sports in these schools. Please note that this is completely a non-commercial venture, with only selfless service as its core intention. This project involves educating children (girls and boys) about Sports & Sporting achievements, to inspire them to chance their talent and hone their skills in sporting disciplines of their interest, through dedication and practice. The primary focus is on personality development through the Sports medium. Please Click here for BITS Project Gallery, developed by SCF.
As is evident from the list, SCF has not confined itself to a few centers in Hyderabad city, but has also visited several semi-urban towns to train children in Cricket, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Kho-Kho & Kabaddi. SCF has reached out to these towns with ultra-modern equipment like Bowling Machine, Digital Speed Gun, Footwork Practice Balls and VCD projector with latest DVDs on coaching in various games. This was done with the core intention of promoting games & sports among children in remote areas, where such facilities are not available. SCF has covered most of the district headquarters in AP and Telangana as part of its ‘Build India Through Sports’ campaign. SCF has also contributed to the development of Sports activities in some remote areas of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
In addition to the efforts made in reaching out to Government schools (and under-privileged street children, orphan homes, slum areas, etc) under the ‘Build India Through Sports’ campaign, SCF has voluntarily developed Sports infrastructure at the following facilities (only a small subset is listed here):
- Income Tax Colony, Road # 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
- NIFT, Madhapur, Hyderabad
- Cyberabad Police Commissionerate Flood Lights Tennis Project, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
- Sathya Sai High School, Nallakunta, Hyderabad
- Magada Village Sports Center, Gandipet, Hyderabad
- Polytechnic Hostel, Masab Tank , Hyderabad
- Syndicate Bank Colony, West Marredpally, Secunderabad
- YAM Sports Centre, Moinabad, RR District, Telangana
- St. Thomas High School Sports Academy at Neredmet, RR District, Telangana