Kathmandu, April 27, 2018: Shelter Ashraya Nepal is going to participate in the “Street Child World Cup 2018 – Future Depends on You”, being organized in the capital of Russia, Moscow from May 10 to 18 of 2018. The said program is being organized by “Street Child United” and will be participated by 24 teams from 22 countries. A nine-member U17 football team from Nepal is set to take part in the Street Child World Cup 2018, an event that is to be held before the FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia next year. This is Nepal’s first participation in the event.
Shelter Ashraya Nepal, an organisation working for street children, is leading this initiation. The team was selected through a national league which was organised in coordination with the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA)
“We want to eliminate the negative image that people have of street children,” Said Khusbu Oli, President at Shelter Ashraya Nepal. In addition on a press event, Shelter Ashraya Nepal distributed jersey to the team members.
In order to facilitate the travel of Nepali Team organizations like Waystar properties, Shankar Group, Korea South East Power Company, Nepali Water and Energy Development Company, Coca-cola, Goldstar shoes, NMB Bank, Sunrise Bank and Nepal SBI Bank will be providing assistance.