Cohort: Aug 2018, India Age: 20 Location: Meghalaya Domain: Child Rights
Using Football as a sport to empower children with necessary life skills and to tackle child marriage in rural Meghalaya.
In the village of Mawiong, child marriage and school drop-out rates are high. Several children also engage in drinking and smoking.
By engaging children in sports, such as a football, and other activities, the venture aims to teach young people basic life skills and encourage them to go back to school.
Nikita works with a team of 5 people and also works in collaboration with the WAY foundation. The team has seen youth participation in their sessions grow steadily and hopes to influence mindsets of parents in the future.