Positive reinforcement plays a huge role in dealing with individuals like Hari
As children get opportunities to play sport, join teams and engage in hobbies, cultural outings and recreational activity their horizons expand and they grow into more well-rounded adults with vision and purpose as to who they can become and how they can contribute to those around them.
Hari,17-years-old, has been a part of our Chennai football programme for the past 4 years. When he and his mother were physically abused by his father, who struggles with alcoholism, sports enabled him to channel his frustrations in a positive way. He showed major improvements in behaviour and character after activity-based learning and life-skill sessions in the field. Positive reinforcement plays a huge role in dealing with individuals like Hari. Appreciation and constructive feedback are great tools that enabled him to perform better, both on the field and in their personal lives.
402 children and youth were formally trained in volleyball, football and cricket