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 Youth Foundation, the children didn't even know what basketball was! Now my students are at the advanced level, some are even playing at district tournaments! Students have now become more focused on their futures & are learning the game rather than wasting their youth on bad habits or bad company. Hats off to Hi5 for this social change!