Scholarship programme for girls in collaboration with Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA).
Rekhi foundation for Happiness has launched a unique sports scholarship programme in collaboration with Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), a well-known name in Indian Badminton since 1994, for promising and upcoming badminton players, with the primary focus on girls. The vision of Mr. Rekhi for this initiative was to encourage and nurture the talent of our often neglected young female badminton players.
This scholarship has been designed specifically for young girls to excel at the international levels in badminton, by providing them a monthly scholarship stipend to help take care of their badminton related coaching and training expenses including their requirements for kit, diet, etc. The entire process of selection, training, monitoring of this scholarship programme and its overall implementation will be carried out by PPBA. Promising players have been identified by PPBA based on merit and awarded a scholarship.
The scholarship programme is off to a good start with the selection of 2 girls from Uttarakhand who have been selected for this programme from July 2017 onwards. The goal is to offer more such scholarships over a period of time to girls to aspire to reach the highest levels in sports.