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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.