Play for Change (PFC), a global charity that harnesses the power of sport to empower children and the communities they live in, has been announced as the official charity partner to BIKE Channel Canyon (BCC) – a brand-new, UK-based, professional cycling team. It is hoped that the partnership will increase the exposure of PFC, helping the charity to achieve its core purpose of driving social change for vulnerable children and their communities around the world.
The PFC flagship programme called 'Khelaun Khelaun' has brought positive change to communities in the Lamjung District in Nepal, which is a country facing multi-dimensional poverty and severely devastated by the 2015 earthquakes. Lamjung has an existing lack of infrastructure for sport and the aim of the programme is to embed a culture of sport to help reduce some of the inequalities that lie in the community.
Play for Change (PFC) has been working in the Lamjung District of Nepal, a country with low human development and facing multidimensional poverty. PFC is delivering the ‘Khelaun Khelaun’ sport for development programme to strengthen, develop and up-skill children and their communities who were devastated by the 2015 earthquakes. The programme, in its second year, has begun implementing new and innovative ways to tackle the gender gap as a response to the existing lack of equality between men and women in Nepal.