Today, March 8th, International Women’s Rights Day, our ambassadors’, Kelly Bessis and Yasmine Kujawa (Ely_Killeuse), who we welcomed in Nepal, ended their missions.
Kelly, inventor of a smooth and cheerful boxing practice concept, and Yasmine, “positive sports” Instagram promoter, share our values of solidarity and equality. They also know that sports are a powerful vehicle for self-fulfillment, harmony, and self-confidence for people who have been abused by life or face psychosocial difficulties.
So, what is better than learning how to box to feel less vulnerable? In Nepal, more than 90% of women and girls have been victims of violence at least once, and suicide is the leading cause of death among adult women.
Their journey began in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, at our “Kindergarten of Hope,” which offers quality education to 35 children from 2 through 6 years of age, and parental support for mothers within the “leisure” sector (stripping and prostitution). They continued in the Dhading district where we work with women and adolescents in Chepang, one of the most disadvantaged communities in Nepal.
Ten days of workshops for women and children beneficiaries and other actors of our protection, emancipation and education projects at a rate of 2 to 3 courses per day, our young volunteers did not stop: their boxing and fitness sessions with Bollywood tunes generated a whirlwind of joy and energy that the young Nepalese will remember for a long time!
Kelly and Yasmine imagined and fully funded this project. A great THANK YOU from the women and girls of Planète Enfants & Développement!
March 8, 2019