Sports Initiative

Sports initiative is a year-round sport for development programme, which is being implemented in 12 schools and communities within 4 districts.

3500
Community Members

276 Girls 246 Boys

52
Teachers and youth mentors


This project uses sports as a tool for development and aims to provide not just technical skills, but support the holistic development of children through sports activities.

Childreach Nepal, along with its different partners is leading the way to create examples of how sports can be used to learn about various social and local issues (such as gender equity, child trafficking, corporal punishment, social inclusion, children’s right to play, education, health care, protection, environment, disaster management and vital life skills) and how children can solve these issues.

Through a Community-Based Approach and mentorship model, teachers and youth from schools and communities are trained to deliver sports through activity-based curriculum, created by the mentors and the children. Making use of such sports as an approach creates engaging participation which is ensuring effective retention of children in the schools. Mentoring and activity-based engagement techniques combined with building community and institutional capacities act as the fulcrum, making our approach scale able, replicable, cost effective and unique. Additionally, our engagement with parents/communities strengthens the existing systems within the community, ensuring changes that are sustainable and owned.


Objective

To improve the school regularity and decrease the dropout rates, to identify and address the issues that exists in the community. Empower girls and change the stereotypical behavior of men in the community and develop local youth as role models by using Sports for Development approach.

Timeline

Ongoing

Activities

Football festival and tournaments
Rugby training and tournaments

Supporters:

Coaches Across Continent, Comic Relief, Slum Soccer, Khelo Rugby, German Federal Foreign Office, One World play project, Street football world.