By choosing to support us you will not only get the trademark warm and noisy welcome from the OSCAR family but you will become part of the journey for a better future for girls and boys living challenging lives in slum communities in India.
60% of OSCAR staff live and work in the community they serve, making them ideally placed to tackle disruptive social issues and sensitive cultural and religious beliefs, by delivering effective mentorship and carefully designed life skills and educational programmes.
Children are the future and through education we can break the cycle of poverty and create a better tomorrow. On behalf of OSCAR children, we champion the importance of education, access to basic facilities, gender equality and rights for the disabled. Your support will help us make a significant difference in all areas of our work.
Get started today and help OSCAR continue vital work in the most deprived areas in India. Whether you are an organisation, school or individual we are here to help. Why not take on a new challenge, get a team together, organise an event or celebrate an occasion? The #yoga4OSCAR programme has been a huge success and we are here to inspire and support you.
Whether taking part in an OSCAR event, like the High Five or Yoga 4 OSCAR campaign or creating your own, we know you and your supporters will find the experience both rewarding and humbling. We will link you with OSCAR beneficiaries in Mumbai and help you with visual material and publicity. Team work!
"The OSCAR girls' visit was powerful and empowering. Our pupils and staff embraced the opportunity to work with these remarkable young people and along with the whole school community, were simultaneously and enriched by the experience."
"It was such an honour to join the OSCAR family at their annual football day. It was a total joy to experience the collaboration, mutual respect and skill of these young people, whose lives have been so fundamentally transformed by the OSCAR magic."
"Hall Grove pupils lined the drive to welcome the OSCAR team with a spontaneous chant of 'OSCAR, OSCAR' . This was a moment of emotion when cultural divides disappeared and two different worlds became one. The tour may have been life changing for the visitors, but it also left a lasting impression on our community."
Fundraising at school or college is the perfect place to engage like-minded people to support OSCAR. How about an OSCAR themed mufti day, a Bollywood disco, sports events, talent show, a quiz or a bake sale? Whatever you decide to do we want to hear about it.
“It was great fun completing our swim, run & cycle for OSCAR. Motivating friends to join in was the biggest challenge, but once we started training and raising funds the commitment grew. The OSCAR boys & girls really supported us. It felt good knowing we had provided laptops for the Digital Learning Centres”. Tom Taylor
OSCAR volunteers are ‘independent travellers’ who take care of their own insurance, travel and accommodation and are committed to volunteer for a month or more. Before embarking to India, volunteers complete an application form, provide a DBS certificate, proof of travel insurance and raise a minimum donation of £1,000.
Volunteer work is tailor-made to suit the individual’s talents and interests and will include teaching English & computer skills, office admin and assisting in the play centre. Volunteers under 21 are asked to travel with a companion. Volunteers from outside the UK should apply directly to OSCAR India email@example.com
“Working with OSCAR was one of the best, if not the best experience of my life.” Gracie