Shelter Ashraya Nepal in coordination with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has unveiled plans to launch Prison Football, Rehabilitation Through Football programme.
A press meet was organized at ANFA Complex in Satdobato in this regard on Wednesday. ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar and Shelter Ashraya Nepal Chairperson Khusbu Oli exchanged the memorandum of understanding in the press meet.
Oli said the programme was aimed at capacity building of prisoners through the means of football. "We are bringing the players, referee and coach education programme and help in growing the confidence of the prisoners and prevent them from returning to their previous life. This also helps in their mental health and develop a desire to work for the betterment of the society," Oli said.
The programme aims to train 48 players and 32 referees and coaches each in two phases to be conducted in a year. The first phase from June 5 to November 30 will produce 24 players and 16 referees and coaches each.
The second phase will be conducted from December 1 to May 2023. The coaches will receive D License, referees will receive Category IV certificate and players will receive participation certificate upon the completion of the course.