Education & sports for all

Education and Sports together have the power to change the lives of children. Since 2010, Mumbai Indians has been supporting ESA - Education and Sports for All. Through this initiative, Reliance Foundation has impacted the lives of over 18 million children. The initiative provides quality education and sporting opportunities to children across India.

EFA evolved to Education and Sports for All (ESA) in 2018. ESA is one of the key initiatives of Reliance Foundation, combining its focus areas of education and sports for development impacting lives of over 13 million children. The ESA initiative seeks to provide holistic development through a focus on education & sports and to enhance the quality of the sporting ecosystem by providing facilities, training, infrastructure, and equipment across multiple sporting properties through the year.

Mumbai Indians through ESA supports education and encourages sports amongst underprivileged and specially-abled children.

Reliance Foundation Youth Sports through ESA is improving sports infrastructure, empowering coaches, providing equipment, and offers grants to worthy performers

Reliance Foundation Young Champs through ESA, provides full-time residential football scholarships, focusing on education, training, development, and international exposure.

Reliance Foundation Jr NBA through ESA, aids school-based basketball programmes all over India, with a special focus on empowering coaches and providing quality equipment.

  1. Aarambh - works with families of migrant workers residing in Navi Mumbai. They work for marginalized communities in areas of education, health and skills development. They ensure the children from the migrant families get enrolled in school and receive quality education.
  2. Aseema - works towards providing high quality and value based education to the children from marginalized communities. Over the past 17 years, the NGO has worked extensively with children living in slum communities in Mumbai and remote tribal communities in Igatpuri.
  3. Meljol - uses the tools of social and financial education to provide children with necessary opportunities to contribute responsibly to the society. Meljol reaches out to underprivileged children in municipal schools, zilla parishad schools and tribal schools across the country.
  4. Mumbai Mobile Crèches - works with the children at the construction sites in Mumbai enabling them to have a safe, happy and healthy childhood. They provide the children with quality education, nutritious meals and a foundation to build up a bright future.
  5. Sakhi for Girls Education - Sakhi’s mission is to create quality learning spaces at the community level, so that every girl in the slums of Mumbai get an opportunity to continue her education with confidence. Sakhi is building basic educational capacities for other slum girls through a community-based after-school programme.
  6. Ummeed - works towards maximizing the potential of the children born with developmental disabilities or at high risk for disabilities to enable their inclusion in the main stream of the society. The NGO develops and uses best practices to support these children and their families to help them grow, learn and live their life to the fullest.
  7. Milaan: Milaan, aims to create inclusive spaces to educate, enable and empower children and young people, to explore their potential and become change-makers in their own lives and in the communities they come from. Milaan runs educational and leadership building programs with children especially adolescent girls from low income communities in order to create an equal world of opportunity
  8. One Billion Literate Foundation: One Billion Literate Foundation (OBLF) strives for equality in education, by teaching rural children the English language and the basics of technology through a fun, activity based curriculum. OBLF trains and employs rural women to impart the above mentioned skills, thereby empowering them and giving them financial and intellectual independence
  9. Deepalaya: Deepalaya is commuted to working on issues affecting the urban and rural poor, with a special focus on women and children. The areas of intervention for Deepalaya are education, disability, health, institutional care and women empowerment
  10. Slum Soccer: Slum Soccer is a FIFA awarded organization that uses the power of football to affect change in the lives of underprivileged children and youth. Through specially designed curriculum and activities, Slum Soccer engages with and mobilises its participants to strive for learning and fitness
  11. Yuwa: Yuwa India works to empower girls through team sports (football) and education in Jharkhand. Yuwa’s mission is to empower girls to take charge of their own futures and actively resist social problems such as child marriage and human trafficking
  12. The Community Library Project: The Community Library Project (TCLP) believes all people should have access to books. TCLP develops curriculum and best practices that promote access to books, reading and thinking to first generation readers and the urban poor
  13. OSCAR Foundation: OSCAR Foundation, through football instils the value of education and empowers underprivileged children and youth with life skills to take responsibility of their community development.
  14. LeapForWord: LeapForWord is dedicated to just one cause — that of enhancing the English language skills of children in under-served communities in India. LeapForWord designs simple English learning solutions for regional language ecosystems and delivers these solutions through local teachers by enabling them through training & certification and helping them start English classes in their respective communities.