New Delhi, Mar 28 : More than 140 underprivileged school students in the national capital on Thursday participated in a Basketball Training programme organised by 'ASSIST' in collaboration with Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy.
In keeping with the overall theme on gender equity, more than 70 per cent of registered participants are girls.
Spearheaded by Kartikeya Goel, a class 11 student at Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and a junior national level basketball player, ASSIST took the initiative to collaborate with Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy to bring their ‘Hoops Creating Hope’ programme to Delhi. In this endeavour, ASSIST is supported by 25 student volunteers from various schools across Delhi and NCR.
The five-day long programme will see more than 140 children from Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust and Teach for India Classrooms undergo training under the guidance of 2x defensive player of the year, Alana Beard, WNBA accompanying international level coaches from Crossover Academy.
Training sessions of Wheelchair Basketball would also be held separately for the students of Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust.
What is heartening to note is that 25 Basketball Coaches from across India have also volunteered to attend a ‘Coaches Clinic’, with the promise to then provide international level coaching through a lens of social impact within their own communities.
ASSIST started its journey around 3 Years ago at the home of Founder Kartikeya Goel and provides underprivileged and special children with basketball training, while inculcating in them life skills that the game teaches. (UNI)