Khelaun Khelaun 'Let's Play'
location: lamjung, Nepal
- Lamjung was heavily affected by two devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015, which caused further damage to the existing facilities that were already in a poor condition.
- There are four main problems connected to accessing sport for the Nepalese youth, which results in decreased participation: lack of facilities, knowledge barriers towards sport, lack of equipment and lack of structure.
- Our pilot research study showed an absence of sports programmes in Lamjung and a wider lack of female participation in sports.
The programme is providing access to sport for 5,993 children from 37 schools, over half of the children are girls.
The project is split into 7 components;
- Training 40 local people to be coaches. Access to official coaching qualifications from FIVB and BWF.
- Putting on badminton and volleyball sessions for a minimum 3 year period.
- Provision of sporting equipment and outdoor gym equipment.
- Development of sporting/play facilities, and improving learning facilities.
- Participation in the Play for Change league.
- Life skills classes addressing social issues such as gender sensitization classes.