The Hockey Basis’s mission is to alter lives world wide by way of hockey, plain and easy. We try this in 3 ways:
- Present entry to the sport the place it struggles to take maintain by gear donations and offering coaches to communities
- Educating the sport in ways in which instill a lifelong ardour for the game and improvement basic expertise and rules on & off the ice: integrity, accountability, vital considering, resilience & teamwork
- Help neighborhood improvement past hockey, specializing in schooling, social, financial and infrastructural wants of the communities we serve. We harness the teachings of hockey to empower youth and foster worldwide understanding and cooperation.
Whereas we’re enthusiastic about each facet of our mission, and love making an impression on the lives of the gamers on the ice, the neighborhood improvement element of our mission is core to our want to alter lives…hockey is simply the entry in to the neighborhood.
A number of years in the past we got here in to contact with the parents from ILSC, particularly, Jason Flaming, who was then-director of the Delhi campus of the improbable language faculty based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Being a Canadian-based group, the parents at ILSC love ice hockey, and after they came upon about hockey in Ladakh, they ran an gear assortment drive to donate to gamers in Ladakh.
Via sustained teaching improvement packages, THF has donated over 6,000 items of hockey gear to native golf equipment and associations round India up to now to make sure as many gamers as attainable have entry to the sport. A good portion of this gear was collected by ILSC campuses throughout North America and turned over to our staff to make sure the gear will get into the arms of those who want it most.
We might’ve been content material to maintain this partnership going as is, however for each ILSC & THF, there’s a joint consciousness that there’s at all times extra to do. ILSC has been a vital to The Hockey Basis’s success since we grew to become companions, and so we’re devoted to doing all we are able to to assist them obtain their very related mission: “To maintain growing ILSC as one of many most interesting faculties for language and profession schooling the place individuals have glorious and transformative studying and dwelling experiences.”
Earlier in 2015, I had a name with Jason (now based mostly in Melbourne, Australia) and Nadine, from the ILSC campus in San Francisco, USA. They needed to refocus their efforts on offering books and academic supplies to varsities in Ladakh, constructing upon a beautiful ebook donation we made to SECMOL throughout our 2015 season, and requested that The Hockey Basis assist in making certain books could make it to at the least three faculties across the area.
Properly…we did simply that!