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MPF Launches ‘Sports for Development Project’

Aimed at leveraging the power of activities and sports as a tool to provide underprivileged children with better learning and life enhancement opportunities, Muthoot Pappachan Foundation has launched the “Sports for Development” project in collaboration with the NGO ‘Magic Bus India Foundation’. Kochi Mayor Ms Soumini Jain officially launched the project at Kochi on Jan 30. Padmashri Anju Bobby George, Chairperson, Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and Ernakulam MLA, Hibi Eden were the chief guests at the function.
In the initial phase, the Sports for Development endeavour aims at training 4,500 children from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram in imbibing critical life skills, helping to understand the importance of health and hygiene and developing an unbiased attitude in matters related to gender and development. The project has been designed to aid the holistic upbringing of children and to tap their true potential in the face of adverse socio-economic circumstances.
Mr Thomas Muthoot, Executive Director, Muthoot Pappachan Group said “It is important to channelize and harness the creative abilities of a child from an early age. We believe that activities and sports can be used as an effective tool in reaching out to these youngsters and bring out their latent talents and abilities to the fore. It is our firm belief that the collaboration with Magic Bus can go a long way in alleviating the socio-economic adversities faced by children from the underprivileged sections of society. This is a unique endeavour designed to empower the children in their journey towards becoming productive and law-abiding citizens”.

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