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****Update 26th August 2020******


Most of the siddis and other communities we support - earn their income through labour work during the agri season (4-5 months) and have almost zero to little income for remainder of the year. With almost complete loss of income this year and children staying back at home with no school - they are facing additional burden for basic ration/food. Even in "normal" circumstances, their average annual income is around US$ 200 - US$ 300.

Most of the families are easily between 4-6 members with 2-3 children. Keeping these families secure is crucial for next few months to avoid increase in permanent school dropouts, child labour and/or destroyed aspirations !

We are seeking your support to help the athletes under Bridges of Sports Foundation their families with food and groceries for the next 6 months. Meanwhile, we continue to work with them to create kitchen gardens within these 6 months to provide them with sustainable means of nutrition and some additional income.


Please donate whatever amount you are comfortable. Thank you so much in advance.


******Update 26th August 2020******


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*********Below is the original post as on Jan 2020********


There are many inherent strengths in communities based on their origins and demography. We identify communities segmented as socially and economically backward with an inherent inclination, attributes or interest in athletics. Few of these communities are based in Uttra Kannada district of Karnataka, where we are building pathways out of poverty for children and youth through athletics. 


The Siddis are an Indo-African community who migrated to India over 400 years ago living mostly in Karnataka and scattered across Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Facing racism and being neglected since 400 years and since independence, they have confined themselves into forest areas in the coastal belt of India. There are over 40,000 Siddis residing in Karnataka alone. Here is a video to know more : https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=863127830726015


Athletics has economically and socially benefitted the Kalenjin people of Kenya. We have visited Kenya, and learned how running has created pathways for people from economically weaker sections. We are working to create similar ecosystem in Uttra Kannada district of Karnataka. An ecosystem similar to Iten, Kenya where 25% of its population are athletes.



Help us break the shackles and support communities such as Siddis to scale heights and progress both in life and athletics


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