WE COACH NEPAL

The WE Coach Nepal program was implemented by The WE United Project with funding from the U.S. Embassy in Nepal. The WE Coach Nepal project uses football as a platform to empower young women to become leaders and active participants in their local communities. The WE United Project trained twelve young women from Dhangadi, Surkhet, and Kathmandu districts as football coaches and empowered leaders.

 

 

Coaches-in-Training were supported to approach a local school to form a girls’ soccer team in their community. Over six months, Coaches-in-Training led football training sessions and prepared their teams to compete in a final regional tournament. Throughout all activities, WE United also ran a dynamic social and traditional media campaign to promote the visibility of the project and encourage communities around Nepal to repicture women.

 

The overall goal of WE Coach Nepal is to contribute to a future in Nepal where empowered women and girls can participate in different aspects of sports at all levels with support and recognition from their communities.

Throughout the WE Coach program, the coaches-in-training demonstrated leadership skills and confidence as well as collective problem-solving skills. 

With the knowledge from the WE Coach’s dynamic curriculum, the participants were each provided with resources to form a team of school-aged girls and to run 10 football training sessions with them. Over six months, Coaches-in-Training led football training sessions and prepared their teams to compete in a final tournament. 

THE BIGGEST LESSON THAT I LEARNT FROM THE WE COACH NEPAL PROGRAM IS HOW TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR MYSELF AND MY TEAM. BEING A GOOD COACH DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN THAT MY TEAM HAS TO WIN ALL THE MATCHES. WHAT MATTERS IS HOW THEY ARE PLAYING AND GROWING. FOR EXAMPLE: PLAYING FAIRLY, SUPPORTING OPPONENT TEAMS, HELPING EACH OTHER AND BEING RESPECTFUL.
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WE COACH NEPAL