WE Coach Nepal Project kicked off by WE United
KATHMANDU: In cooperation with the U.S, the WE Coach Nepal Project by WE United Project was launched by the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu. In order to inspire young women to become leaders and active participants in their communities, the project will use football as a platform. Twelve young women from Dhangadi, Surkhet, and Kathmandu will be trained as football coaches by the WE Coach Nepal Project. Coaches-in-Training will be mentored and sponsored by WE United Programs alumni to create football teams for girls that directly include over 120 young women.
Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Manuel Micaller, said during the virtual launch, “Women in sports accelerates gender equality. By empowering young women and girls through sports, they are given a chance to discover their potential, to build important social skills, and to learn the value of being a good sport, whether you win or lose.” Similarly, Karma Tsering Sherpa, President of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), reiterated her commitment to fostering women’s empowerment through sports.
The virtual event brought together leaders from the sports sector and women’s empowerment allies, including members from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Nepalese Sports Council, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), women’s national team players and referees, as well as business partners and growth partners.
Via dynamic sport-based events, the WE United Project imparts leadership training, life skills growth and team building for women and girls in Nepal. WE United says that participation in sports transforms the way women perceive themselves and how others view women, thereby leading to a wider women’s empowerment and equality agenda.