Rehabilitation Through Football (Prison Football) – A chance to change
Initiation Date: Dec 2018 –Runs every week
Venue: Kathmandu, Jhapa
Target Group: Adult prisoners for coaching and refreeing, juveniles for football trainning
Number of participants: 400
Objective of the Project:
Shelter Nepal is working with prisons including juvenile correction centers aimed at reducing reoffending and promoting rehabilitation. Shelter offers coaching and refereeing courses , football training depending on their interest, age and serving period to prisoners , juveniles in order to establish alternate pathways to eventual employment when they are set free. It will help improve their lives and give them a motive to work for once they are released back into the society. Shelter will provide them with opportunities to work in its own academy, football events, slum soccer so that they can even make their living. By the end of 2020 , we aim to run this program in all the prisons in Nepal if we get the required financial support.
Outcome/Impact of the activity:
- Reduction in reoffending
- Opportunities and routes to employment on release
- Rehabiliation through football ensures emtional resilince, self confidence, motivation and prepares them for social reintegration.
- Changing the perception of people towrads prisoners and giving a secomd chance so that people can learn from their mistakes and be a better person.