MUMBAI: Over 17,000 underprivileged children, including 200 special kids, will witness the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad as part of Mumbai Indians-Reliance Foundations social initiative Education for All (EFA), here tomorrow.
Continuing in its sixth year now, Education for All (EFA), which began as a humble thought in 2010, has taken a giant leap forward, and has now gained a national momentum with the MI dedicating another home match to this noble cause.
Over last five years, the EFA initiative has been able to make education provision for over 70,000 underprivileged kids – many of whom had dropped out of early school.
This year, for the first time, EFA has made special provision to invite 200 differently-abled children including 13 wheelchair kids to the Garware Stand.
The Wankhede Stadium will once again stand testimony to Mumbai Indians - Reliance Foundations' strong belief and commitment in support of the Sports for Social Cause initiative, with children from various NGOs flocking the stadium to watch their favourite stars play cricket.
Reliance Foundation has made elaborate arrangements to ensure every single aspect is looked into for the children's comforts. A total of 414 BEST and private busses, over 2000 volunteers will be deployed to transport these 17,000 children to the Stadium and back.
Reliance Foundation has made provision of 100,000 food boxes (5 food box per child), sufficient availability of water and beverages at all time; a team of doctors and nurses with four medical centers and ten first aid centers across the stadium.
Mumbai Indians and Reliance Foundation are working relentlessly for bringing about a change in the way these underprivileged children study and learn, by providing access to rightful and quality education.
Led by Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani, this noble cause very effectively uses its global fan base to enhance awareness about a compelling social issue, and has found support amongst its fans and sponsors.