The District Education Office and Lamjung Development Office along with schools in other areas, have called for the Khelaun Khelaun programme to be replicated in further regions of Nepal due to its unique way of using sport to address social issues.
Mr Naresh Kanta Adhikari, member of local Nepali Government, speaking about Khelaun Khelaun in the Lamjung District, said,
"Khelaun Khelaun brought a new concept to reduce dropout within schools, to work on female empowerment, to provide sport facilities to students and to make children active; using sport as a tool, it has been really good for schools"
At the beginning of September this year, Play for Change, with it's programme partner Global Action Nepal, implemented the new Khelaun Khelaun programme. The first year will see 2,241 beneficiaries (students and their community), this will go up to around 5,000 over the 3 years and a total of 18 schools will be impacted.
Play for Change relies on raising valuable funds to be able to deliver the highly commended sport and education programmes. The replication of this programme into the new area was made possible by funds raised at the 2016 TV Sports Awards, making further positive impacts to the community in a new district in Nepal.