Our Goal of Life programme (GOL) is aimed at building life-skills in disadvantaged children from across Delhi. This programme is one of the Kutumb Foundation's pioneering initiatives. Goal of Life began in 2002; football was seen as a medium to enable under-privileged youth the chance to play together, combining the development of their talent with the inculcation of a sense of unity of purpose and positive harmony in relationships. What began as an inter-NGO football tournament featuring 16 organisations, developed into a football cum cultural festival, with noted past chief guests included Bhaichung Bhutia, Kapil Dev and Stephen Constantine. From there, peer leaders emerged and began holding sessions with disadvantaged young people. Today Goal of Life works in four locations across Delhi; all sessions are led by trained community youth and feature an intensive curriculum focusing on leadership, pluralism, gender sensitivity and physical fitness; the toolkit is the culmination of a decade of our best practices. Goal of Life is a sustainable and scalable sports for development programme. This means we use football as a way to attract youth; sport is integrated with our educational and life-skills activities. The objective of Goal of Life is to address the overall physical, emotional, and social development of the child.
The Kutumb Foundation is an NGO based in New Delhi. Since its establishment in 2002, the NGO has helped numerous kids to find paths to a better life. Goal of Life, Kutumb's very own football program, has enabled underprivileged children living in urban slums all over the city to come together and play. We, at TOTAL FOOTBALL, speak to the two boy-wonders from Kutumb and their life with the foundation.
Check out this footage of Kutumb at the Delhi Youth League
This is the 'story' of Kutumb's Under-13 football team and their qualification for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014! This video was created with support by our supporter, Panagiotis Karamanos.
This is the story of Kutumb’s Under-13 football team and their qualification for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014! This video was created with support by our supporter, Panagiotis Karamanos.
The Kutumb Foundation's Manjima Chatterjee was featured as a change agent.