Navanitha is living her football dream

Navanitha Is Living Her Football Dream

Navanitha, 15 is an inspiration for her whole community. India has the highest number of child brides in the world. 47% of girls are married before their 18th birthday. Many communities see girls as an economic burden and early marriage transfers that responsibility. Yet despite the financial pressures of living in a single parent family, Navanitha managed to escape this path.

Her life changed when she signed up to a football programme with the Trust’s partner Dream A Dream. Girls playing football is not an accepted social norm, but Navanitha challenged this and proved a real natural. Her confidence grew and she has even represented India at street football. 

She has changed perceptions of girls’ abilities and is a huge inspiration for thousands of others.