The KKM Foundation started in 2013 as a Teach for India Fellow-led initiative. When we started teaching at under-resourced schools during our fellowship in 2013, our students were not exposed to any form of sport and their learning was confined within the four walls of a classroom. We came into the fellowship from varied backgrounds but our formative years had been shaped by our experience with sport. Sport, we believed, had much more to offer than just joy and recreation—it paved the way for learning essential life skills such as teamwork, discipline, physical fitness and perseverance.
Our students were not exposed to any form of sport.
Soon we committed ourselves to putting this concept into reality and started football for more than 300 kids across NCR schools in Oct 2013 by framing curriculum and adapting innovative techniques to enable practice even in the most difficult conditions. Later, we studied the concept of Kids Athletics as proposed by IAAF and introduced athletics in primary schools in Feb, 2014 followed by an event in April 2014.
After our foray into football and athletics, we felt the need to create a model that was sustainable and one that provided continuity instead of a one-off event. Soon we launched the KKM League, a model where teams played on multiple occasions over the course of a three month-long sports league. We included kho-kho in addition to football and athletics.
Need to create a model that was sustainable.
Our learning and successes in the last two years has led us to diversify and introduce structures that will lead to long-term gains for the children and schools who participate in our program. Today, the KKM foundation impacts more than 3000 children across the NCR.
A community where children play, perform and prosper.