Anantapur Sports Academy's Biography
Anantapur Sports Academy (ASA) is a sports for development initiative of the Rural Development Trust (RDT), an NGO based out of Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The ASA, founded in 2000, ensures the holistic development of the children and youth of Anantapur, especially those from underprivileged and marginalised backgrounds, by providing them with quality and sustainable access to sports coaching, infrastructure and equipment, along with a focus on education, nutrition and career development. Currently, the ASA caters to 9,170 children and youth weekly in 9 sporting disciplines: Cricket, Football, Hockey, Judo, Basketball, Tennis, Softball, Kabaddi and Archery.
The ASA works with a mission of “Leveraging the power of sport to achieve sustainable social change among the underprivileged and marginalized children and youth of rural Anantapur.“

The Rural Development Trust (RDT) is an NGO working to improve the quality of life amongst rural communities in India since 1969, with a special emphasis on children, women, and persons with disabilities. RDT implements integrated development programmes to ensure access to quality education, primary healthcare and hospitals, housing and infrastructure and a healthier environment. It also supports honing the potential of children through sports and cultural activities. RDT works in over 3,700 villages in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.

People

Communications officer
Anantapur Sports Academy

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Contact Information

Active
Non-profit / NGO

515002
Andhra Pradesh
India

[email protected]

Focus Areas

Region
Asia
Country
India
Themes
Child protection
Disability
Sport and refugees
Economic development
Environment and sustainability
Gender
Health
Peacebuilding
Youth development
Sustainable Development Goal
3 – Good health and well-being
4 – Quality education
5 - Gender equality
8 - Decent work and economic growth
10 – Reduced inequalities
17 - Partnership for the goals
Sport
Athletics
Basketball
Cricket
Football (Soccer)
Hockey
Judo
Baseball & softball
Tennis
Other
Target group
Academics
Adults
Athletes
Children
Displaced people
Girls and women
Persons with disabilities
Policymakers
Practitioners
Seniors
Volunteers
Youth