OSCAR Foundation Visit
On Monday 30th September, Marlborough College welcomed the OSCAR U17 Football Team as part of their UK tour.
As well as taking part in a range of activities across the College, the highlight of the visit was a match between Marlborough and the touring OSCAR squad on Tuesday 1st October.
The OSCAR Foundation (Organisation for Social Change Awareness and Responsibility) is an Indian charity working with underprivileged children living challenging lives in slum communities. OSCAR uses football to engage girls and boys in education. Young children are often sent out to do poorly paid, dangerous work; early marriage and youth pregnancies are common. Education gives them the tools to change their lives. OSCAR kids take part in football, education, life skills and computer programmes, but OSCAR has one rule: no school, no football! Of the 4,000 OSCAR kids, over 80% regularly attend school.
The below video showcases their visit to Marlborough.