In July we have started training the first 23 trainers covering 60 schools in Khunti, Jharkhand. For this comprehensive project, we organized in December a Hockey Festival, including the finals of the 32 girls and 32 boys school teams interschool league.
They entered the playfield through the 'Walk of History' of banners bearing the history of sport in Jharkhand.
Besideds playing the games, semi-finals and finales, they all got a lunch. For the children attending as spectators three clinics were held on the adjacent field under the leadership of the new trainers. CInI our regional NGO partner, had two stands with information about their education and livehood projects. At the end of the day stars like Sandeep Singh and Floris Jan Bovelander handed out the awards for the newly crowned champions, runners up, fair play prize, and best player boys and player girls.
Have a look at all the nice pictures that were made by Koen Suyk from hockey.nl.