Education  Nepal Project #15406

Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal

by Our Sansar
Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal
Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal
Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal
Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal

Project Report | Apr 3, 2015
Supporting street children through cricket!

By Lucy Boxall | Project Leader

Meet our cricket team!
Meet our cricket team!

Firstly, I want to give you a quick update on our chickens, our buffaloes and our ever expanding vegetable patch - in our missing to achieve sustainable living in our children's homes for the street children of Nepal.

Our chickens couldn't be happier in their coop and safe to say the boys are absolutely benefiting from their eggs. With our chicken eggs and buffalo milk, the boys are in fact so fighting fit and healthy that they have taken it upon themselves to start the first ever cricket tournament between some of the other children homes in Nepal! They have been training hard and the first match has come around very quickly....

Our cricket tournament for street children in Nepal starts today!

The 4th April sees children's homes across Nepal come together to start the 2015 cricket tournament, running up to the celebration of International Day for Street Children on the 12th April.

Find out more about our Cricket Tournament Global Giving project here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/cricket-for-street-children/

Our Sansar are very excited about the cricket tournament and the opportunity it gives the children to experience something that, to other kids, is a normal part of growing up.

Preparing for the competition has already had a positive impact on the boys at the children’s home. 13 years old Samjad said: “We will make new friends and meet big brothers. We will have lots of fun.”

This unique, first of its kind competition will bring together 18 children’s home teams from across Southern Nepal. This memorable day we will also raise awareness of the plight of street children in Nepal where an estimated 5,000 young people suffer on the streets. Living on the street means children are unable to attend school, eat regular meals or make solid relationships. The tournament is a great chance to learn vital skills, such as team spirit, sportsmanship and determination. But we urgently need your support...

Julia Krepska, founder of Our Sansar, said: "We are very excited about the cricket tournament and the opportunity it gives the children to experience something that, to other kids, is a normal part of growing up.

"Living on the street has meant that, before now, these kids have been unable to attend school, eat regular meals or make solid and lasting relationships. The tournament is a great chance to learn vital skills, such as team spirit, sportsmanship and determination.

"We hope that the tournament will have a lasting impact on the children taking part and will contribute to a secure foundation for their future development."

The cricket tournament is being held to coincide with the Consortium For Street Children's annual International Day For Street Children, which aims to give a voice to the millions of street children around the world.

Have you been keeping up with the team announcements on our blog?

If you missed it, check out our blog and read the team player biographies. We have been introducing all the boys and they have all been very excited to have their first official interviews as cricket players. Most recently we caught up with Nikhil, Ryan and Sajan - our official Team Our Sansar bowlers. https://oursansar.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/its-nearly-game-time-for-teamoursansar-meet-our-bowlers/

The boys are so excited about the tournament and it gives them a welcome break from their education, and a chance to meet new friends! Of course none of this would be possible without your ongoing support - THANK YOU! 

The fact is, it isn't all fun and games and there are many many more children in desperate need living on the streets of Nepal. Our project is initially about a bit of fun for the boys in our children's home - but everything we raise goes towards not only keeping our children's home open, but our dreams of expanding it in the very near future. We WILL make this happen - and we sincerely hope you will be there with us when it does.

As always, thank you from the Our Sansar team!

 

PS. for all of you extra keen cricketers out there - we will be posting live updates from the matches on our Twitter account, follow us @OurSansar.

The 2015 Tournament Matches:

Chitwan - 4 April starting at 9am (Nepalese time) and last game at 5pm (Nepalese time)

Hetauda - 9 April at 8am (Nepalese time) and last game at 2pm (Nepalese time)

Hetauda - 10 April at 9am (Nepalese time) and last game at 1pm (Nepalese time)

Hetauda - 11 April Girls team at 9am (Nepalese time) and last game at 1pm (Nepalese time)

Hetauda - 12 April - THE FINAL kicking off at 11am (Nepalese time)

Excitement is building for their first match!
Excitement is building for their first match!
Practice makes perfect
Practice makes perfect

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Location: Brighton, Sussex - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @#oursansar
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Rajesh Kalhan
Brighton , Sussex United Kingdom
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