Among all tribal institutions and ashrams in Maharashtra, only Sri Gadge Maharaj Mission school in Vajreshwari has a fully-functioning basketball court, all thanks to Hi5 Youth Foundation. They’re keen on finding talent from our tribal school and convinced us that if we give these students the right guidance, they will flourish in the future!
I am incredibly happy that I am finally doing something I think I was meant to do. As a coach, I get the respect from the students, I get to play basketball every day, and even my vision matches with the leadership’s long term vision for Hi5, what more can I ask? This is like a dream job!
I feel empowered to do something in my life. Before basketball, I hadn’t even thought of what next but now I have a direction. My parents are also supporting me in this and I want to excel at basketball to make them proud.
Before Hi5, the kids didn’t even know what basketball is. Now my students are at Advanced level, playing for the district tournament! Students are now focussed on their future, learning the game rather than roaming the streets and getting attracted to bad company and habits. Hats off to Hi5!