Royal Patron: HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh GCVO

International Tours

Providing education and experience for OSCAR beneficiaries is key and we believe the opportunity to travel within India or overseas provides both. OSCAR enables young people living in overcrowded 3 metre square homes, with no running water or toilet the chance to see the world and access to a global education. OSCAR children rarely own a birth certificate, but with staff guidance they are taught to source and prepare the paperwork for a passport application.

Whether the tour is a football tournament in Delhi, France, Russia or Spain, a two-week education and football tour to the UK or a training event in Germany, we aim to raise funds to make it happen.

Experience proves the boys and girls return from overseas travel as role models, motivated to stay in education, resist early marriage and youth pregnancy and are better equipped to change their lives and that of their family.  The opportunity to travel is a dream come true and the success of the individual is celebrated and shared by the whole community.

The first OSCAR UK tour in 2017 was beautifully captured by Children’s BBC in the BAFTA winning documentary ‘My Life, Mumbai Street Strikers’. Fourteen OSCAR boys were hosted by schools across the UK, attending academic and empowerment sessions, learning to swim and playing football. The success of the tour convinced the parents of girls to allow their daughters to travel and in 2018, eight girls from rural Jharkhand and seven from Mumbai took part in the #kicklikeagirl UK tour.

Warmly hosted by UK schools, entertained by HRH The Countess of Wessex at Windsor Castle and treated to a trip on the London Eye and Go Ape, the tour was a resounding success with all participants vowing to stay in education and resist an early marriage.  

Tours for 2019 include ten Under 16 girls participating in the Dana Cup in Hjørring, Denmark in July 2019 and fourteen U17 boys will take part in the UK School Tour 2019.

Our Recent International Tours

Share the enthusiasm and energy of the OSCAR teams by watching them in action. Take a look….

U17 Boy’s UK Tour 2019

U17 Boy’s UK Tour 2019

Hosted by Marlborough College, Harrow School, Bradfield College, Sheldon School, Brighton College, Malvern College, Shoreham College, King’s College School, Eton College and the West London Free School and supported by St Paul’s Girls’ School.

The DANA CUP, Denmark 2019

The OSCAR U16 girl’s team travelled to Denmark to take part in the second largest youth tournament in the world. Their dream became a reality when they won the finals against the Norwegian team, Toten FK by 2-1.

My Life: Mumbai Street Strikers

My Life: Mumbai Street Strikers

14 football crazy OSCAR boys set off from the slums of Mumbai for the UK, beautifully captured in CBBC's BAFTA winning document.

Donosti Cup, Spain 2018

Flying from India to San Sebastian to play teams from around the world, sightsee in the historic town and swim in the sea, is a dream come true for the OSCAR team.

Kicklikeagirl UK Tour 2018

Hosted by Bradfield College, The Cheltenham Ladies’s College, Downe House, Heathfield Ascot, Malven College and St Mary’s Calne.

U14 Boy’s UK Football Tour 2017

Hosted by Beaudesert Park School, Hall Grove School, Old Buckenham Hall, Aldro Preparatory School and Cheltenham College

"The visit of the OSCAR Foundation U17 boys squad was a transformational experience for Marlborough College students. We are so grateful to have been given the opportunity to play a role in supporting both the tour and the foundation, and we are certain that links will develop and grow."
Mr John Carroll, Marlborough College

"Hosting the OSCAR team was a huge privilege. We were left with a real sense of the power of education to bring boys together from different backgrounds and cultures and to learn about the challenges and opportunities that education can help us to unlock."
Ryle House, Brighton College

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