Because Only Together We Can

Build a World Where All Children are Healthy, Happy & Hopeful

Our Vision and Mission

Second Innings Foundation (SiF) is a vibrant not-for-profit organization run by dedicated individuals, aiming to provide a ‘second chance’ to underprivileged children regardless of their birth circumstances. SiF facilitates equal opportunity by providing education, imparting skills, and bringing forth work opportunities to the less privileged. With a vision of expanding its reach across provinces and countries, SiF aspires to help restore the basic necessities of food, shelter, and education to the needy and contribute to the wellbeing of all.

Initiatives

Anayaa - Blessing of Life

A new innings began on September 1, 2021 for Anayaa (also referred to as a special-needs child) and her family. An innings which would help her combat her “special needs” and lead a life of normalcy, like her peers. Under the expertise of Chering Bodh, a Special Educator with over 12 years of experience working with differently abled children, along with her enthusiasm to bridge the gap for children with special needs, the program commenced in the town of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India. 

In many ways, the program offering was one of the initial steps in bringing about a radical change in the social fabric of the society towards children with special needs. More often than not, a ‘special need’ is looked upon as a ‘special liability’ or an additional burden to be hailed by the family of a special-needs child. The premise of the program is to ward off the perceived “burden” from the special child’s parent, help fill in the need-gap for the special child, and create a world where disability is not looked down upon. 

While the program strives to provide supportive measures for each uniquely abled child, the long term vision of the program is to create independent, self-sufficient and confident future individuals, capable of facing the demands and challenges of everyday life. Hence, the program aims to create a standardized framework to deliver holistic development (intellectual, mental, physical, emotional and social) and empower specially-abled children to lead the lives they deserve. 

Whether a child requires additional support of a specific learning-based need or has a particular cognitive/motor need, the program caters to the diverse needs of all children with a well-rounded delivery model which includes methods like brain gym, child-friendly yoga, as well as a specialized sports education program (Inspirar).

In the spirit of “Second innings are incomplete without the proper guidance of a Coach,”  a multifaceted sports education program (Inspirar) has been integrated to the program curriculum by Coach Sarthak Mishra, to emphasize the importance of physical education in children’s overall well-being. In association with SiF, Inspirar aims to provide an integrated modern sports curriculum and comprehensive sports career guidance to aid physical, mental, and emotional balance in children and young adults. 

Free School Under The Bridge (FSUTB)

Founded by Rajesh Kumar Sharma, FSUTB has been providing free education to hundreds of needy children in New Delhi for over ten years. It nestles between the massive number five and number six pillars of the aerial metro.

Members of SiF team have been supporting the movement of FSUTB since 2017. Our long-term goal is to support this movement by providing permanent teaching staff and infrastructure to FSUTB.

Inspirar - Sports Education Program

Because “Second innings are incomplete without the proper guidance of a Coach.”

Inspirar is a multifaceted initiative founded by Coach Sarthak Mishra to emphasize the importance of physical education in children’s overall well-being. In association with SiF, Inspirar aims to provide an integrated modern sports curriculum and comprehensive sports career guidance to aid physical, mental, and emotional balance in children and young adults. Moreover, by providing consulting services to sporting communities globally, Inspirar aspires to cater to the needs of sports participants, athletes, and stakeholders at all levels within India and internationally.

SiF WORKS ON THREE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

SiF Pathshala

Free academic and sports education for underprivileged children.

SiF Ghar

Safe, aspiring, and pleasant realm for homeless children and elderly population

SiF Karkhana

Providing unexploited, consistent means for income for daily wage earners, and estranged elderly population.

Impact Stories

Jane’s Been A Migrant Worker Since She Was Just 12
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A Brighter Future — For Cambodia’s Children
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A Brighter Future — For Cambodia’s Children
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Our Team

Pankaj Banga

Founder

Gaurav Garg

Trustee

Kamal Banga

Trustee

Sarthak Mishra

Sports Development Advisor

Aashima Sondhi

Creative Advisor

Pravin Chaudhari

Media Advisor

Our Partners