Our Vision

A world that enables young people to become role models using the medium of sports.


Oscar Foundation in Media

"Slumdog Footballer becomes Oscar Winner" in Mid-day

"Colaba youth won the Heroes Award for using football to spread education in his slum neighbourhood through his Oscar club"

"Real hero teaches football with a rider" on IBN-Live

"He's all of 20 and Ashok Rathod has given a new purpose to the slum children of Mumbai's Baba Sahib Ambedkar colony. He is teaching them football in exchange of education. And for them, Ashok Rathod is a real hero."

"OSCAR in a Cuffe Parade" in Mid-day

"Little money and a million difficulties haven't stopped a bunch of youngsters from trying to change the lives of slum children around them. Here's why you should support the Oscar Foundation"

Oscar Foundation's profile on Unltd India's Website

"Oscar uses sports to make youth and children aware of their rights and responsibilities, develop positive attitudes and life skills in them."

"Tales of 2 Heroes" in DNA

"Ashok Rathod, 20, is a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Colaba. A slum-dweller himself, he teaches slum children lessons of life through football. Rathod was into sports from his childhood and experienced positive changes in his life through them."

"Real Heores" on Ashoka Website

"Ashok Rathod is a Youth Venturer who uses football to engage and empower the young people living in his slum. He has used football to wean them away from drugs and abuse, and help them learn the skills for life ahead"

Ashok Rathod's Profile by Ashoka's Youth Venture

"Goalpost Warriors" about Oscar in Outlook Magazine