Pre Camp Preparation
Selection of 106 Girls from different districts of Jharkhand . Participants were recruited from the following 6 districts:
Simdega, Gumla, Khunti, Ranchi, Lohardagga, and Chaibasa

Program Goals:
Promote the empowerment of women and girls
Foster youth leadership and development
Strengthen resilience against violence and/or extremism and threats of trafficking
Increase English education and academic opportunities for vulnerable and at-risk youth

Government Partnerships for the Camp
Jharkhand Sports Department
District Administration Ranchi
Jharkhand Police
Gumla Police
Simdega Police
Khunti Police
Ranchi Police
Jharkhand Hockey Federation
South eastern Railways

Date of the Camp
27th January 2020 to 1st February 2020

Achievements of the Hockey Camp
6 days training Camp organized in SERSA Stadium Ranchi where US based Coaches undertook training session from 9AM to 4 PM every day.

The camp’s field hockey training was augmented by informational sessions on violence against women and children, combatting human trafficking, and leadership building by social activist of Shakti Vahini and Resoursce Persons from the Storytellers- Performative Thatre Group, Kolkatta. The players were given leaflets on the issues and also provided helpline number where they can reach out if they wanted to complain.

Storytellers- Performative Thatre Group, Kolkatta trained the players and prepared 8 Tableaus on these issues which was much appreciated on the Final day. The evening sessions were very lively and the players enjoyed and appreciated the sessions.

8 story telling Videos Produced in collaboration with Amy Hill ,US Based Resource Person from Story Center which will be released in July during the International Day Against Human Trafficking , July 31, 2020

Meeting of US Coaches and Players with Chief Minister Shri Hemant Soren

Camp Highlights
Meeting with Honorable Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Hemant Soren (US Coaches and Players). Pursuant to the Meeting the Government of Jharkhand released a detailed Press Release from the Chief Minister Office appreciating the event. He promised all support of his government he also stated that such Initiatives are needed and his government would promote training to young players.

Visitors who visited the Training Camp
Camp was Inaugurated by the Divisional Railway Manager of South Eastern Railway Shri Neeraj Ambast
Ms Arati Kujur, Ex Chairperson ,Jharkhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights
Ms Manju Hembrom, Ex Member National Commission for Women
Shri Anurag Gupta, ADG , CID, Jharkahnd Police
Shri Baidnath , Member, Child Welfare Committee , Khunti
Shri Sanjay Mishra, Editor , Prabaht Khanbar
Shri Neeraj Kumar, PRO ,South Eastern Railways ,Ranchi division
Olympians associated With South Eastern Railways
Savitri Purthi , Former National Hockey Player & Former Selector
Asunta Lakra, Ex Captain National Hockey
Vishwasi Purthi , Former International Player, Bronze Medallist Asian Games
Sumrai Tete , Former Captain
Subhadra Pradhan, Former National Captain

Final day Game
Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Patti Hoffman , Consul General, US Consulate Kolkatta
Shri Alamgir Alam, Honourable Minister for Rural Development , Panchayat Raj, Government of Jharkhand

Award Programme
The Programme was attended by dignitaries which included
Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Patti Hoffman , Consul General, US Consulate Kolkatta
Monica Shie, Director ,American Center
Anurag Gupta, ADG CID ,Jharkhand Police
Director,XISS
Shri Kunal Sarangi, EX MLA
Deepika Pandey , MLA , Jharkhand Governemnt
Shri Sanjeev Kumar, SP Simdega
Ms Manju Hembrom ,Ex Member, National Commission for Women

The award ceremony was attended by 100 players and 100 students of the Xavier Institute of Social service .it also included invited alumni and guest of the US Consulate Kolkatta. A impactful and wonderful theater performance was presented by the Storytellers Group from Kolkatta which got a standing ovation from the audience

Impact on the Players
The girls truly realized the importance of this workshop when they witnessed tremendous improvement in their hockey skills at the end of the workshop. They went away with good hockey skills, better confidence and more awareness. This could be possible not only because of the morning drills but the evening motivation sessions that were held every day post the physical training at the field.

The first day’s evening session was an introductory session in which the 11 Middlebury coaches made an initial connection with the girls by introducing themselves, narrating brief stories about themselves, motivating them and clicking photographs with them. The next session required the tribal girls to narrate their stories which spread empathy and inspiration.

The following evening sessions included lectures of human trafficking and other gender-based crimes. Documentaries were screened to make the session more engaging.

Throughout daily workshops, drills, scrimmages, seminar groups and time spent off the field, the coaches focused on giving the young women tools and skills they could take with them beyond the camp and pass on to their peers.

Five Players from the Group were selected to Visit the Middlebury College , Vermont, United States for Hockey training and Exposure Visit. The list of selected players included :

1. Pundi Saro, Khunti
2. Priyanka Kumari, Gumla
3. Ms Harnita Toppo, Simdega
4. Ms Juhi Kumari ,Torpa
5. Ms Purnima Neti , Simdega