Shikha Tandon: Helping Children Overcome Discrimination with Sport
Shikha: Happy to be with you, Spiffy! At Bridges of Sports, our mission is to use sport as a tool to help children and young people, and in turn the community as a whole, overcome discrimination and disadvantage in their lives. Our current work is focussed on the Siddi in Northern Karnataka, a tribal community that resides in the remote forests of this region. The Siddi migrated to India as slaves 400 years ago, and since then they have been living under the shadow of racism and lack the social and economic impetus to nudge themselves out of poverty.