I am no bird; I am a free
human being with an independent will.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
'Her Courage is Legendary' is not just our motto, but it defines our belief!
The hero is a warrior - tough and courageous! They overcome obstacles and persist in difficult times, they are most fulfilled when they rise to a challenge. When the girls are empowered society evolves and their is true development. We believe that there are role models in every marginalized community, every deprived society and Kickoff Solutions endeavors to support such heroes, celebrate their courage and establish them as inspiration for other deprived girls.
Kickoff Solutions works with non-profits, corporations, schools and communities to construct solutions for disadvantaged kids, particularly girls, who want to play but seldom have adequate access to opportunities or facilities. We try and help arrange for sports infrastructure, coaching and sponsorship for broad exposure (including international tournaments) with an intention to develop role models whose efforts can be scaled.
Kickoff Solutions is a Non-profit 501(c) 3 organization exempt from federal tax. Donors can deduct their donations from tax liability (IRS EIN no is 82-4726726)
Why we care
Problem: Discriminatory gender practices drive adolescent girls out of school, leading to their poor economic opportunity, which drives child marriage and human trafficking.
Insight: Absence of sport is a key gender discrimination marker, and sport is proven to greatly improve the chances of self determination among girls.
Plan: A leadership program for adolescent girls who play, selected from impoverished tribal & slum communities in India.
Rationale: Develop girl leaders, and popularize relatable hero stories to initiate an internal change movement to make sport and subsequently empowerment on life choices a norm for girls, and reverse trends of trafficking and child marriage.
Children need to play. Here's why
Playing is a key part of growing up healthily. It helps children:
Create personal bonds and sense a teamwork
Develop self confidence, and a sense of identity
Fare better in academics, relationships and in life
Develop essential physical skills and agility
Through sports and transformative cultural experiences we aim to provide exposure for young girls to a network of organizations that will provide long term educational programs that will shape the rest of their lives and help overcome hardship.