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TEDxIIMRanchi - Franz Gastler - Sports to promote confidence in women

In this talk Franz Gastler talks about how he came to India and decided to live in in a remote village of Jharkhand teaching football to young girls as a means to instill confidence and bring about social change, one girl at a time.Franz Gastler is the Founder of Yuwa, a Non-Governmental Organisation that promotes football for girls as a platform for their social development. A BA and Masters in International Political Economy from Boston University besides graduating from a program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and was a consultant to CII, working with company executives on social strategies when he came to India. Yuwa currently has 255 players among 18 teams in its fold. He trained at the US Olympic Training Center in judo, played ice hockey as a goalkeeper, and coached alpine skiing for twelve years in USA. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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