Addressing social issues and drive social change using the power of football
To rehabilitate, protect and empower street-connected children and youth at risk through the medium of Sports
- Human Right
WHO WE ARE
Shelter Ashraya Nepal is a voluntary, non-government; non-profit organization established in 2014, which envisions a society where children and youth are safe, protected, and have access to all the basic rights. The shelter works for children and youth, their rehabilitation, reintegration & their empowerment. It is dedicated to the integration of street-connected children or children at risk in families along with support for resolving identity crisis and support to attain birth registration, citizenship, and other basic rights. The shelter works for the upliftment and protection of children at risk. There are victims of sex trafficking, street abuse, drug abuse, victims of child labor, orphans who all came together to let their voices be heard.
Shelter Nepal raises global awareness of their situation challenging the negative perceptions and treatment they face. The shelter uses sports, especially Football as the fundamental therapy to help such children as it allows them to be seen and heard. The organization works to improve the lives of some of the most marginalized young people in our country, and this is an opportunity for us to put the national spotlight on the issues they face, and to provide a platform for the young people to ask for change and help them develop themselves through football. Football has brought together thousands of youth and children from all over Nepal.
The United Nations sees sport as an important and powerful tool with the potential to progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Shelter Ashraya Nepal supports the SDGs and uses sport to bring the children together in a safe space so that they can be seen and their voices can be heard. The empowerment through sports is a national campaign for the rights of children at risk. Through football, it aims to provide a platform for children at risk to be heard, to challenge negative stereotypes of street children, and to promote the rights of street-connected children. Shelter Nepal uses the power of sport to protect, respect, and support street-connected children and children at risk around Nepal.
The main objectives of Shelter Ashraya Nepal are:
- To promote the rights of street-connected children through football
- To use football as the fundamental therapy helping such children and youth to showcase their skills
- To improve the lives of marginalized youths with football as a tool to put the national spotlight on the issues they face
- To provide a platform for young people to ask for change and help them develop themselves through football
- To support the SDGs and use sport to bring the children together in a safe space so that their voices can be heard
- To work on uplifting football at the grassroots level so currently supporting rural village football programs
- To liaise with the local government body to make the program more sustainable and effective