In Mumbai, Young Leaders are working hard to empower and educate young people through the Goals for Life project.
India is the world’s largest democracy where almost half of the population are estimated to be under 25 years old. For young people, education is key to a successful future and, although enrolment in primary education is high, over 45% of children drop out of school before they are 14 years old.
Poonam and other Young Leaders from Mumbai are determined to change this. Through weekly football activities they will instil the value of education amongst participants and their families.All players commit to going to school regularly and attendance and progress are carefully monitored