Kathmandu, Nepal – The WE United Project, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Kathmandu,
launched the WE Coach Nepal project. The project uses football as a platform to empower young
women to become leaders and active participants in their communities. The WE Coach Nepal
project will train twelve young women from Dhangadi, Surkhet, and Kathmandu as football
coaches. Coaches-in-Training will be mentored by alumni of WE United programs and
supported to form girls’ football teams directly engaging over 120 young women.
Speaking during the virtual launch event, Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy
Kathmandu Manuel Micaller said, “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.” Likewise, President of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Karma Tsering
Sherpa reiterated their commitment to promote women’s empowerment through sports.
The virtual event brought together leaders from the sports sector as well as allies for women’s
empowerment, including representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Nepal Sports
Council, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA); women’s national team players and referees;
and development and business partners.
About WE United Project
The WE United Project imparts leadership training, life skills development, and team building
for women and girls in Nepal through dynamic sport-based activities. WE United believes that
participation in sports changes how women view themselves and how others view women;
therefore, contributing to a broader agenda of women’s empowerment and equality.