MAHILA COACHING INITIATIVE

The Mahila Coaching Initiative was implemented by The WE United Project with funding from the European Union in Nepal. The initiative is our first step towards responding to a continued lack of female football coaches in Nepal.The Mahila Coaching Initiative is meant to encourage and enable more women coaches in recognition of how important it is to have females in leadership positions when creating safe spaces for women and girls to engage in sports. 

Seven participants were trained using WE United Project’s dynamic #WEcoach curriculum, which includes sessions on gender equality, women’s empowerment through sports, safe spaces, and sportswomanship. Participants were also trained on how to implement community projects so that they were able to return home and engage other young women in sports activities. With the knowledge from the #WEcoach curriculum, the participants were each provided with resources to form a team of school-age girls and to run 10 football training sessions with them. 

 

 The Mahila Coaching Initiative is meant to encourage and enable more women coaches in recognition of how important it is to have females in leadership positions when creating safe spaces for women and girls to engage in sports. 

Selected participants went through a dynamic coaching program, with an intensive  “Coaching of the Coaches” training in December, 2018 and a follow-up training in January, 2019. The training program covered coaching essentials, women’s empowerment, principles for creating safe spaces, sample team training curricula and more.

"Behind every goal, there's a hard working player."
MUNA TAMANG