Stairs, an NGO working towards sports, health, and education of underprivileged children is organizing a one-day cricket scholarship camp ‘Uflex Stairs Cricket Scholarship’ for underprivileged children in New Delhi on 2nd of December, 2012 at Oche Sports Baba Haridas Sports Complex, Dichaon Kalan, New Delhi. The selected players will be placed in various cricket academies near their place of residence in Delhi. Strongly supporting this noble sports initiative by Stairs, Uflex Ltd., India's largest flexible packaging company will bear all the expenses of the academy. Last year a total of 64 underprivileged children were offered ‘Uflex Stairs Cricket Scholarship’ and were successfully inducted into various cricket academies.
The camp has no entry fee and is expected to see participation of 100s of children from all over Delhi. The selected candidates will also get a chance to play for Stairs team, a team of underprivileged children which participates regularly in cricket championships across India.
The scholarship camps which started in February, 2011 have been held in five places – DLF School, Sahibabad, U.P., M M Public School, Pitampur, Greenfield Public School, Vivek Vihar, Guru Nanak Public School, Pitampura and Little Fairy School, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp. Over a thousand students have participated in these camps among which the selected players are already undergoing training in different training academies across Delhi supported by Uflex Ltd.
Stairs is planning to organize more such camps all over Delhi in the coming few months. These camps are aimed at providing a platform to the underprivileged children to hone their skills and showcase talent through these camps. Realizing the amount of talent that exists among these children and Stairs believes in creating opportunities so that their talent is rightly tapped and nurtured.
Since its inception in 2005, Stairs has been actively involved in the upliftment of the less fortunate children mainly through the field of sports. The sporting initiatives undertaken by Stairs are aimed at providing a platform to these children to hone their skills and showcase their talent through sports camps. Stairs understands the amount of talent that exists among these children and believes in creating opportunities so that their talent is rightly tapped and nurtured. Talented children are chosen from these camps and provided coaching, sports scholarship and sports gear.
Some of the students who have been identified by Stairs are already doing well at the national level and are earning laurels for their states. Stairs also organizes sports camps at regular intervals to promote youth talent