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Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.
Funding partnerships are critical, but technical and community partnerships are just as important. A significant portion of our first year funds went to just 8 scholarship students we were sending to a top local private school - a program we found difficult to grow beyond a small number of good students. What about the majority of girls, who were irregular students, many of whom could barely read or write even in 7th or 8th class? We teamed up with KGVK Gurukul, a low-cost, high-quality private school, to create a ‘bridge program’ specifically for Yuwa girls. It offers a 50 percent scholarship, and brings girl students back into 3rd or 4th class to learn the basics, then focuses on accelerating them up by two classes per year until they've caught up. In return, Yuwa's girls are starting and coaching school football teams, and Yuwa is assisting with fee collection. KGVK now wishes for Yuwa to extend this program to five of its schools in rural Jharkhand in 2010.
Commitment of TATA Steel for promoting womens' football in India, organizing residential training camps at Tata Football academy for players and community coaches.
What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?
1. Coaches selection, 2) Coaches training, 3) Coaches continuing education, monitoring and evaluation