NGO puts together ‘game’ changing plan to raise awareness on education

In a first-of-a-kind endeavour, Being Social is inviting corporates, startups and sports-loving individuals to sign up for a six-over match

Published: 14th July 2018 02:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2018 02:53 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU : These cricket matches go beyond the sport and will be played for a larger cause. With a registration fee of `3,500, the money that will be collected for the event, will go towards funding the 
education and well-being of underprivileged children.  In a first-of-a-kind endeavour by Being Social, the organisation is raising funds for the underprivileged through cricket. Praveen Shukla, co-founder of the organisation, says, “We already have eight teams on board. The total amount that will be collected from this, will go into the skill development of underprivileged and orphaned children.”

The organisation conducts education and empowerment programmes on a weekly basis, in six spots of the city.  Praveen says, “Every weekend we go to one of these places – Jalahalai, HAL, Mahadevapura, Hoodi, Shantinagar and Lalbagh – to teach moral value education, skill development and also teach basic subjects like English Maths and Science. Depending on who the children are, we give them the education they can use to be self dependant.”

Being Social is an organisation that is registered under Societies Act, which works towards promoting Individual Social Responsibility (ISR). “Through this, we are trying to inspire and summon every Indian, especially the youth, to work towards social welfare, contributing to a better society and in turn a better India in terms of health, environment and education,” says Praveen.Corporates, startups, institutes and those individuals interested in cricket for a cause, can form their teams and register by calling on 9538383840.

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