Today, March 8th, International Women's Rights Day, ends the mission of our ambassadors Kelly Bessis and Yasmine Kujawa, alias Ely Killeuse, that we welcomed in Nepal.
Kelly Bessis, inventor of a concept of gentle and cheerful boxing, and Ely Killeuse, promoter on Instagram of "positive sport", share our values of solidarity and equality. They also know that sport is a powerful vehicle for self-fulfillment, harmony and self-confidence for people who have been badly affected by life or who are facing psychosocial difficulties.
So what better way to feel less vulnerable than to learn boxing? Let's remember that in Nepal, more than 90% of women and girls have been at least once victims of violence and that suicide is the first cause of death for adult women...
Their journey began in the Nepalese capital, Kathmanduwithin our "Kindergarten of Hope which provides quality education for 35 children aged 2-6 and parental support for their mothers from the "entertainment" sector (stripping and prostitution) and continued in the district of Dhading where we work with women and teenagers Chepangone of the most disadvantaged communities in Nepal.
Ten days of workshops for women and children beneficiaries and actors of our projects of protection, emancipation and education, at a rate of 2 to 3 classes per day, our young volunteers have not been idle: their boxing and fitness sessions on Bollywood tunes have generated a whirlwind of joy and energy that the young Nepalese women will remember for a long time!
Kelly and Ely Killeuse imagined and fully funded this project, a big THANK YOU to them from the girls and women of Planète Enfants & Développement!