Cohort: Aug 2018, India Age: 18 Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand Domain: Sports
Using the sport of Boxing to enhance learning outcomes for government school kids in rural Uttarakhand.
There is a severe lack of overall personality development of kids in government schools. Traditional educational practices are not effective in inculcating essential values like self-discipline, time management etc.
By introducing Boxing as a sport, the team has been able to successfully build these values. The key has been to teach the significance of discipline and dedication in sports in life. They conduct sessions on social issues regularly, where they push the children to open up their minds and think about the society at large.
Shubham, along with Project Innovation, has been able to train 20 students during the summer break and has worked with the school administration and teachers on issues like pedagogy and infrastructure to ensure sustained learning outcomes for the students.
Shubham studies liberal arts at Ashoka University. Earlier, he attended the Doon School on scholarship where he led the school Boxing team to multiple victories in national tournaments.