Society for Transformation, Inclusion and Recognition through Sports (STAIRS)
STAIRS is a not-for-profit organization working towards sports, education, health and skill development of children across India.
The organization is driven by the mission to facilitate the process of creating an enabling environment for children to exercise their 'right to play' and create a support system to elevate them. Its vision is to guide youth for their holistic development by channelizing their energy towards meaningful activities, thus bringing about a positive and constructive thinking that results in prosperity.
STAIRS programmes include training camps, tournaments and championships, thus providing a platform to these children to hone their skills and showcase their talent. STAIRS taps in to the potential talent and provides opportunity to climb up the stairs of social empowerment and shape character by inculcating a sense of belongingness in the society. Some of the STAIRS beneficiaries are currently playing at the national and international circuits and earn laurels for the country.
STAIRS is currently the largest organization that ensures youth development through sports. With focus on achieving Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) through sports, over 300,000 children play – without having to spend a penny – 'every day' at 400 STAIRS Training Centres in over 4,000 villages across 7 states in India. Over 20,000,00 lives have already been touched and changed through STAIRS' interventions and the organization is steadily scaling and increasing its reach with an aim to touch one billion lives by 2020.