I treated it like every day was my last day with basketball.
LeBron James

Mumbai –2019-20

We had one of our best seasons yet in Mumbai in terms of numbers of kids enrolled and tournaments won. We had a total of 1653 active students as of March 2020 in our ‘Hope Thru Hoops’ program in Mumbai.

Highlights for 2019-20

  • Provided direct financial support to 500+ families for Covid-19
  • Started our new program “Pathways to Success”
  • Started a new centre at K. D. Gaikwad BMC School, Sion-Koliwada
  • The founders of Hi 5 Youth Foundation (Mr. R.Sundar & Mrs. Usha Sundar) were honored & acknowledged at the Indian Super League (Click to watch the video)
  • Yogesh, Anjali & Suraj get selected for the Jr. NBA Mumbai All-Star Team
  • Prachi Tehlan visits our Motilal Nagar Centre
  • Suraj went for State trials
  • Hi 5 Youth Foundation is extensively featured in NBA India’s premier coffee-table book called ‘Home Court’ which was released in October 2019
  • Hi 5 children attended the first ever NBA India games in Mumbai on October 4th, 2019
  • International Visitors – Ravi Padmanabhan (Hi5 USA Board Member), Sneha, Shital, Elyse, Payal Doshi, Denis Moreira & Barry and our star volunteer Suhail
  • Second batch of tribal children enrolled in Mumbai college
  • Hi 5’s new office was inaugurated in July

Estimated Numbers for 2019-20 in Mumbai

Partners : Municipal Corporation of Mumbai (BMC) Gadge Maharaj Ashram School St. Arnolds School Public Park Childrens Aid Society Junior College Type of Program : Area Program ( Urban Slam ) School Program ( Govt. School) Residential Program ( Tribale ) College Program Type of Court : Full Court Half Court

Sr No. Center Starting Year Girls Boys Total
1 St. Arnold School, Andheri
2015-16 28 90 118
2 Deonar BMC School

2015-16 52 81 133
3 Vile Parle East MPS

2015-16 84 89 173
4 Goshala BMC School

2015-16 56 52 108
5 Motilal Nagar, BMC School

2015-16 55 116 171
6 Unnat Nagar BMC School, Goregaon

2015-16 36 39 75
7 Goregaon East MPS

2015-16 58 57 115
8 Baradevi BMC School

2016-17 22 41 63
9 Deendayal Upadhyaya BMC School, Mulund

2016-17 35 53 88
10 Sarvodaya Public Park, Andheri East

2016-17 52 98 150
11 Shri Gadge Maharaj School, Vajreshwari

2016-17 75 80 155
12 Chemburs Children Home, Mankhurd
2017-18 18 38 56
13 Government Tribal Girls Hostel, Panvel

2018-19 17 18 35
14 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar BMC School

2018-19 64 72 136
15 K. D. Gaikwad Municipal School, Sion

2019-20 42 35 77
Total 694 959 1653