Blog


Founding Story
By: Radhakrishnan Sundar

Welcome to Hi5 Youth Foundation! We’re incredibly happy to know that you want to know more about our NGO. Here’s a note from one of our co-founders, R Sundar, that throws light on the why Hi5 Youth Foundation was started, its philosophy and the future

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Why Did We Choose Basketball
By: Usha Sundar

Now that you’ve read about our founding story, let me tell you more about our decision to bring basketball coaching to India. When we reflected on which social sector we wanted to grow our efforts in we primarily thought of exploring the ‘education’ space. But, soon, we learnt that there are quite a few NGOs already making huge impact

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The Two C’s of Hi5 Curriculum and Coaches!
By: Radhakrishnan Sundar

The Hope Thru Hoops program is a four year, multi-level, and high-quality program. It creates an opportunity for the kids to learn basketball through professional coaching that follows our in-house curriculum. And this curriculum is quite integral to how Hi5 runs because through this program, we hope to produce India’s next generation of elite basketball players!

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Life Skills Students Learn Through Basketball at Hi5
By: Radhakrishnan Sundar

At Hi5, we want to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children through the game of basketball, where sports is not the medium but the platform for them to develop improved life-skills, better their performance, and build aspirations to do well in their future. We have learnt a lot from our time in the US, seeing our sons grow up and play basketball

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Gender and Basketball at Hi5
By: Usha Sundar

At Hi5, we give both boys and girls equal opportunity to grow and learn. We stress on keeping teams on a 50:50 ratio (it’s hard to maintain that balance because of girls dropping out sooner) and we’re trying different ways of maintaining this ratio. This philosophy largely comes from our exposure to how sports is played in the West. There, at least up to middle-school level, you’ll observe that sports is gender neutral.

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Importance of excellence in Basketball
By: Radhakrishnan Sundar

The earnestness to excel at basketball is one of our philosophies. Our goal is to give our 100% to make sure that our students achieve greatness not only in life but also in basketball. We believe that unless the fire to excel at something is ignited, the seriousness to reach that goal cannot be experienced.

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