Made in Maidaan

What we do

Made in Maidaan is our regular programme, which harnesses the ‘Power of Play’ for development through a series of modules designed to impart crucial Life Skills Education (LSE) though experiential learning and activity based learning models.


Target group - Exclusively meant for adolescents, aged 9-18 years, from underprivileged backgrounds and is completely free of cost.
Structure - Sessions at each beneficiary location are held on a semi-weekly basis and consists of both sports as well as Life Skills Education. In addition to these sessions, the programme conducts specialised thematic workshops and modules from time to time which aim to arm the beneficiaries with awareness on issues such as Civic Responsibilty, Personal Hygiene and Self Presentation, Safe Handwashing, Peer Pressure, Tobacco and Substance Abuse and so on.

The Idea

MiM

Impact

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Why Life Skills

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Life skills as “the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.” Life Skills are psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathise with others, and cope with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner.


The World Development Report (2007) identified “enhancing capabilities through LSE” as 1 of 3 policy directions recommended to assist young people to develop and contribute to society. Life-skills are a critical element in UNICEF’s definition of quality education and also finds mention in 2 of the 6 Education for All Goals (UNESCO) – committed to by 164 nations - which aim to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults by 2015. Today, Life Skills Education is offered as part of the formal school curriculum in at least 70 countries.
Life skills are considered especially important for underprivileged children and adolescents who are being deprived of an all-round education available to their counterparts that emphasizes on holistic development of individuals. These set of skills have been shown to be particularly essential for children at risk or in especially difficult circumstances as it equips them to deal with various challenges they face.
Personal skills
  • Self Awareness
  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Emotions
  • Leadership
Social skills
  • Empathy
  • Effective Communications
  • Inter-personal relations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Fairplay
Cognitive skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Negotiation skills

Sport for Development

‘Sport includes all forms of physical activity that contributes to physical fitness, mental well being, and social interaction, such as play, recreation, organized or competitive sport, indigenous sports or games.’


United Nations Inter Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace Sport has the unique power to attract, mobilize and inspire. By its very nature, sport is about participation, inclusion and citizenship but most importantly it stands for human values such as respect for the opponent, acceptance of binding rules, teamwork and fairness. Each of these values is relevant to the holistic development of children and youth, building blocks for a strong, responsible and healthy community in the future. Sports based development programmes have proven to be most effective the world over, especially for interventions with ‘at risk’ children and youth. Above all, such programmes are cost effective and highly sustainable.
Outcomes of Sports based programmes
  • Age appropriate play leads to improved motor skills and better mental growth
  • Improved enrolment and attendance rates in schools as well as performance in the classroom
  • Youth adopt safe behaviours and make informed decisions to lead healthy, productive lives
  • Improved gender sensitivity
  • Decreased anti-social behavior
  • Empowering individuals with disability
‘Sport can play a role in improving the lives of not only individuals but whole communities. I am convinced the time is right to build that understanding to encourage governments, development agencies and communities to think how sport can be included more systematically in the plans to help children, particularly those living in the midst of poverty, disease and conflict.' - Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General

Leadership Path

Leadership Path in Project KHEL

Session Schedule

The table below presents our weekly session schedule. Visitors are welcome but since we work with partners, prior information is preferable so we can plan accordingly.

DAY LOCATION TIMING
MONDAY Mamta School (Itaunja – Sitapur Rd.) 0830-0930
Justice Triveni Sahai School (Itaunja – Sitapur Rd.) 1000-1100
Justice Triveni Sahai School (Itaunja – Sitapur Rd.) 1100-1200
Nav Srijan (Gomti Nagar) 1130-1230
Prayas (Small) (Gomti Nagar) 1500-1600
Modern Madrasa 1500-1600
Lalbagh Childrens Home & Deepshikha (Hazratganj) 1700-1800
TUESDAY Rajkiya Bal Griha (Girls) (Moti Nagar) 1630-1730
Balu Adda 1730-1830
Rajkiya Bal Griha (Boys) (Mohaan Road) 1730-1830
WEDNESDAY Pramodini School (Butler Palace) 0745-0845
Acharya Narendra Dev Academy (Butler Palace) 0900-1000
Bharatiya Balika Vidyalaya (Hazratganj) 1030-1130
Prayaas (Gomti Nagar) 1530-1630
Bharatiya Balika Vidyalaya (Hazratganj) 1530-1630
Sarthak (Chinhat) 1700-1800
Husadiya Slum (Gomti Nagar) 1700-1800
THURSDAY Mamta School (Itaunja – Sitapur Rd.) 0830-0930
Justice Triveni Sahai School (Itaunja – Sitapur Rd.) 1000-1100
Justice Triveni Sahai School (Itaunja – Sitapur Rd.) 1100-1200
Nav Srijan (Gomti Nagar) 1130-1230
Prayas (Small) (Gomti Nagar) 1500-1600
Modern Madrasa 1500-1600
Lalbagh Childrens Home & Deepshikha (Hazratganj) 1700-1800
FRIDAY Rajkiya Bal Griha (Girls) (Moti Nagar) 1630-1730
Balu Adda 1730-1830
Rajkiya Bal Griha (Boys) (Mohaan Road) 1730-1830
SATURDAY Pramodini School (Butler Palace) 0745-0845
Acharya Narendra Dev Academy (Butler Palace) 0900-1000
Bharatiya Balika Vidyalaya (Hazratganj) 1030-1130
Prayaas (Gomti Nagar) 1530-1630
Bharatiya Balika Vidyalaya (Hazratganj) 1530-1630
Sarthak (Chinhat) 1700-1800
Husadiya Slum (Gomti Nagar) 1700-1800