Khelaun Khelaun 'Let's Play'- Lamjung, Nepal
Lamjung, a mountainous region of Nepal whose infrastructure is in poor condition, was heavily affected by two devastating earthquakes in 2015. Participation in sport, which was already minimal for Nepalese youth, decreased tremendously after the two sequential earthquakes. Thousands of children were left without sporting equipment, facilities and coaches, which led to further barriers towards sport. This was especially harmful for the thousands of female children who already face significant obstacles when attempting to play sports.
Khelaun Khelaun, a 3 year volleyball and badminton programme, has improved the lives of 5,993 boys and girls from 37 schools.
Play for Change has developed sporting facilities, created safe spaces for education, and established life skills classes aimed at addressing social issues such as gender sensitization. Additionally, the programme has provided sporting equipment, outdoor gym equipment, and has established a Play for Change league that encourages participation in sport and fair play.
FIVB and BWF have provided official coaching qualifications for upwards of 40 locals, improving the community's access to economic opportunity.