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Showing Passion & Perseverance in a society where women fight for equality. TEDx talk by Sunita Rathod.

Or enjoy on YouTube My name is Sunita and I am here to talk to you about finding passion and perseverance to help pave the way to empowerment, in a society where women have to fight for equality and rights at every point in their life. I come from an impoverished background and I know first-hand how difficult it can […]

My incredible journey from a Mumbai slum to the FIFA World Cup

My name is Umesh, I am 18 years old. I am an OSCAR Foundation beneficiary and Youth Ambassador of Generation Amazing. I am a student and football player and live in a tiny house with my family in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. In 2019 I was selected for the OSCAR UK School Tour organised by Lucinda […]

OSCAR International Trustee & former Diplomat in India shares top tips for visitors to experience authentic India.

I had three fabulous years as a diplomat in India with so many remarkable experiences – including attending a marathon Jaipur palace wedding, watching more high octane IPL cricket matches than my job description really required and swimming with an elephant in the Kanha wildlife reserve; and formed two strong views.  If you visit India, you […]

Alice Lewthwaite shares a joyful ‘OSCAR’ experience as the sun sets in rural Karnataka.

As we head out from Yadgir in Karnataka, we pass herds of goats, bullocks with horns painted blue pulling carts, decorated tractors taking villagers to a festival and farmers bagging rice in the fields.  We are off to meet the parents of eight girls who have recently been on a trip to Goa with OSCAR to […]

Sponsoring children living in poverty in the slums in India changes lives. Can you give a child a better future?

When you sponsor a girl or boy from the OSCAR Foundation, you change many lives. Sponsorship provides the vital safety net for children living in the most deprived communities in Mumbai and rural India. It gives them confidence and hope, enabling them to reach their full potential. All our OSCAR children attend school creating a […]

Volunteering with children with disabilities. By Tinka Hughes

The Disability Inclusion Project. During my time volunteering in India I have experienced the amazing programmes OSCAR  provides, such as the education, football , life skills and young leader programmes. But there was one that really stood out to me, the Disability Inclusion Project, which includes all disabilities, deaf, mute, blind, physical, & learning difficulties. The […]

A day in the life of 13 year old Priya by Ruby.

OSCAR International Young Leader, Ruby Sowerbutts spent an eye opening day with 13 year old Priya in the Ambedkar Nagar community. On a very hot day in Mumbai, I ventured into the Ambedkar Nagar community, across the uneven ground and down narrow alleyways, to the home of Priya. 13-year-old Priya lives with her parents, Jyoti […]