We at RuckinRugby are extremely proud to be associated with the Jungle Crows Foundation and would like to think of them as our partner. I first met Paul Walsh in 2009, in Calcutta and we have stayed in touch ever since. Just recently in May 2014 I took my apprentice Alex to meet him, Tudu and Nick Avery of the Foundation in London to discuss Alex’s upcoming trip. Alex will spend a month in India with the Foundation and their club, the Jungle Crows RFC – helping them deliver their Khelo Rugby programme to the disadvantaged children of Calcutta, Dumka and Chennai. You can follow his adventures HERE.
The Jungle Crows Foundation is an NGO based in Kolkata delivering high quality sports coaching and sports based social development projects in Kolkata, Chennai, Dumka and Siliguri. They work with young people to support them in reaching their maximum potential using sport as the development tool. Their aim is to empower vulnerable children, youth and communities in the areas of education, health and leadership.
The foundation has been able to grow in recent years and they are now looking to take their Sport for Development programme to more children in more communities. Sport for Development is increasingly seen as a particularly innovative and participative way of reaching children and youth. Their approach at the Jungle Crows is to develop long term sustainable relationships with communities that support change.
Find out more at www.junglecrows.org
We are hoping to form a Jungle Crows Foundation UK 7s team to dip their toe in the UK 7s circuit this summer … watch this space for more information as it happens. We will be creating a brand, website and stash – all of the highest quality.