Pauleta launches the Khel Khel Mein Football League by Paris Saint-Germain Foundation

We at Paris Saint-Germain Academy India are happy to announce the launch Khel Khel Mein football league by Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, in collaboration with Teach For India.  The Academy facilitated this partnership and will contribute its operational and technical know-how to the project.

Khel Khel Mein is a sports initiative started by Teach for India fellows in 2013. It aims to bring sports to children studying at unprivileged public schools in Delhi NCR. Physical education is crucial for the development of any child, yet most of our schools are unable to provide any form of extracurricular development for the students.

This project will allow 850 children from 38 schools to take part in a football league over November and December 2014.

To celebrate the launch of the project, Paris Saint-Germain and Portuguese football legend Pedro Miguel Pauleta visited the Aya Nagar Municipal Corporation of Delhi School in Chhatarpur to meet the students and play some football with them.

Paris Saint-Germain Foundation and Khel Khel Mein fellows share the same belief that every child deserves the opportunity to experience the joy and passion sport brings in our lives. They want to empower unprivileged children to use the strength of sport to build teamwork, leadership and unity in their schools and communities.

The Paris Saint-Germain Foundation is the club’s humanitarian organisation whose aim is to bring joy and education to kids with social difficulties and ill children. In addition to its experience of using football as a youth development and entertainment tool in unprivileged areas of Paris, the Foundation recently started “Red & Blue schools” in Paris, an after-school program which consists in helping unprivileged kids through scholar support, sports and cultural activities.The Foundation provides both human resources (educators) and tailor-made curriculums for the kids.

Teach For India is a nationwide movement that aims to bridge the educational gap in India by placing the country’s most promising college graduates and young professionals, from all academic majors and careers, in low-income schools to teach full-time for two years. The mission of the non-profit organization is to create a movement of leaders who will eliminate inequity in education in India.