CRY Soccer: Slum youth mingle with corporates SC STEDS, the brainchild of Master Thangaraj and his brother Umapathi, is an NGO that strives to improve literacy among children in the slums of Vyasarpadi in Chennai.
At the second edition of the ‘Soccer for Child Rights’ tournament organised by the NGO Child Rights and You (CRY), along with SC STEDS (Slum Children Sports Talent Education Development Society), corporate bigwigs swapped their business suits for football jerseys.
The team from Northern Trust won the tournament which saw the participation of 23 men’s teams and two women’s teams from companies such as Bosch, Flipkart, Microland, Redbus, Synopsys and Oracle.
Two teams took part from SC STEDS, which is an organisation based in the slum communities of Vyasarpadi in Chennai. Second place was won by Oracle.
Suma Ravi, regional director (South) for CRY, said the tournament intends to provide a platform for children of slum communities to interact with corporates.
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