Chronicles

Bridges of Sports is working with tribal and rural children to provide them access to learn, play and excel in sports

Women In Sports : Inching towards equality

  Sportswomen around the globe have risen much above the idea of gender inequality ever since they’ve made their mark in the traditionally patriarchal and overwhelmingly male bastion of sports and athletics.Their journey has not been easy, over the years they have gotten through boundaries, records and the dire lack of systemic support along the…
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The Ethiopian town of world-class sporting excellence.

In a country which has been long associated with poverty, famine and war, Olympic distance runners Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba, and Derartu Tulu have not only been a perpetual source of national pride but have been an inspiration to every individual in the town of Bekoji. “Runners from this little town of about 20,000 people…
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Our athletes

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Learn more about the stories of the athletes we have scouted out of various underserved communities.Read ahead to know the struggle of these children.

The Gamified Approach – How we are making sports excellence affordable

During the initial forming days of Bridges of Sports Foundation, we had 3 things as top priority to create a sustainable sports ecosystem in India – quality of training, engaging community and affordability. Let us brief understand these 3 things and why they are crucial part of the bigger picture. Quality of Training We need…
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PATANG league – India’s first time based community league

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More than 35% of the differently abled children are out of school in India

A young sixteen year old boy got his karate black belt in 1996, his name is Praveen. Little did anybody know, that 20 years later – he would go on to initiate one of India’s first movements to take Karate and other sports to differently abled children including the visually impaired through Bridges of Sports…
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India has a skewed gender parity index, with 4 million more females disfavoured

The gender representation in Indian sports sports is skewed towards dominant prescience of male members. Women coaches constitute less than 16 per cent of the total strength of coaches at Sports Authority of India. The grade A income of Indian women’s cricket team players is 8 times less than their counterparts in the men’s team.…
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The need to bridge the gap of 2 million jobs in sports related fields

What career option do we have any sports? Is their any career progression post retirement for sportspersons? Are there adequate opportunities/vacancies for sports and sports related avenues? Allow us to take you through the skill gap study for sports (2012-2017, 2017-2022) in India by National Skill Development Corporation. It is estimated that the total demand…
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Community Students watching a coaching camp

Report of our work in our pilot year, with special mention for the forgotten Siddi community of India

Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination – Nelson Mandela India’s colonial past has resulted in varied identities and cultures, and in parallel, a union in the form of nationhood. For…
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