The ANFA CSR Committee was formed in 2018 and I was nominated the coordinator of the committee during the formation. With only three months left in calendar for the brand new year, we were a little confused about the scope of work that fell in the committee despite knowing what the committee stood for. There were no records of the work carried out by the previous committee. The newly formed committee just had the vigour to work for the betterment of the Nepali society through the medium of football.
In the first year, the All Nepal Football Association signed a MoU with UNDP in their promotion of the sustainable development goals. Football being the number one sport in the country, both the parties believed that the promotion would rip benefits through the partnership with local clubs.
In the same year, the committee nominated Ms. Khusbu Oli in the individual award category of the AFC Dream Asia Award. Ms. Oli having worked extensively with street children bagged the award in a glittering ceremony held at the AFC Headquarters in Malaysia.
Following the 2015 earthquake, the AFC had rebuilt the Setidevi High School in Shaule, Sindhupalchowk. We gave a presentation at the ceremony on the project.
Programs and Events Conducted by ANFA CSR Committee in 2019
- The All Nepal Football Association provided technical assistance to the National Amputee Football Championship 2075. The event was organized by the Nepal Amputee Football Society.
- In the SAFF Women's Championship organized by the All Nepal Football Association in Birtanangar in 2019, the ANFA CSR Committee organized a cleanup campaign in the inaugural day of the championship keeping in the mind the hygiene of the participants. As the cleanliness of the stadium and the streets were not upto par, the CSR committee took this initiative keeping in mind the health hazards that could be triggered by unhygienic conditions.
- On the inaugural day of the SAFF Women's Football Championship, the CSR committee took the initiative to release homing pigeons by the chief guest and dignitaries as a symbol of peace. An anti drug campaign ' Red Card to Drugs' was also initiated in the championship as protest to end drug addiction among youth.
- Cleaned more than5 tons of garbage from the All Nepal Football Association's stretch to B & B Hospital road. This was done to promote cleanliness in the area as more and more garbage had been dumped along the stretch.
- To live a healthy life, a clean environment is required. A clean environment can be achieved through greenery. With this in mind, the CSR committee organized a tree plantation program on the occasion of the World Environment Day on 29 June 2020 just outside the ANFA premises.
- In the AFC Dream Asia Award organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the CSR committee nominated Bhojraj Bhat in the individual category, Shelter Ashraya and Child Reach Nepal in the NGO category. Luckily, all three nominees bagged honors. Mr. Bhat was awarded the best individual defeating the likes of Iranian world class opponent. Likewise, Shelter Ashraya and Child Reach Nepal won second and third prized in the NGO category.
- The CSR committee organized a clean-up at the National Sports Centre located in Satdobato ahead of the 13th South Asian Games on 26 November 2019. As the games were a national pride, the clean up program was imperative and was praised by all sectors for the initiative taken by the ANFA.
- With a strong belief to do bring a positive change in the society and to better the environment, the CSR committee tabled a proposal at the ANFA secretariat to build a garden at the entrance of the ANFA gate. The proposal received an overwhelming approval and so began the construction of the garden. Besides the heavy machinery, all equipment needed for the garden was created domestically. The garden depicts the global football scene with logos of FIFA, AFC, ANFA and the Nepal Government. The garden was inaugurated during the South Asian Games and as resulted did not get hype it demanded but cemented the presence of the CSR committee in ANFA at other sports associations.
- Promoting women empowerement through the medium of football has been one of the key intiative taken by the CSR committee. In this regard, the CSR Committee signed a MoU with social organization Maiti Nepal. With a motto, Our Goal: Stop Violence Against Women, the ANFA has been promoting this campaign in all its competitions and events.
- The CSR committee distributed football equipment to Seti Devi High School in Syaule rebuilt by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) after it was destroyed by the 2015 Earthquake.
- The CSR committee teamed up with Rara Foundation and Kailali District Football to organize the Girls Football Festival in Katese, Kailai. The festival was aimed at boosting the confidence of the girls at the community of bonded labours through the medium of football. The committee distributed football equipment in the community.
The All Nepal Football Association today distributed daily essentials to twenty-eight foreign football players and coach of the A Division Clubs. The players are currently engaged in different A Division Clubs and played the Martyr's Memorial'A'Division League. The recruits are currently stuck in Kathmandu as the nation fights the novel corona virus panedemic with government imposing locked down since last month. ANFA used its vehicles to visit the players living in different areas of Kathmandu.
The ANFA earlier handed over two ambulances to Lalitpur Metropolitan Office and Girls Academy in Rautahat is being used by the Province 2 government as for quarantine of suspected victims of COVID 19
All the ANFA afilicated District Football Association's (DFA) have united pledging to help and donate to the needy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Gorkha Football Association joned hands with Gorkha Municipality to facilitate foods packages to the underprivileged people of the Municipality.
The ANFA earlier also had hanedover its two ambulances to Lalitpur Metropilitancity Office. The ANFA Girls' Academy in Rauahat is being used by the Province No.2 government as quarantine.
The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Tuesday handed over two its ambulances to the Lalitpur Metropolitan City office.
The ambulances shall be used the office as the country fights this pandemic situation. It shall be returned to the All Nepal Football Association once the situation returns to normalcy.
ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa and Lalitpur Metropolitan City Mayor Mr. Chiri Babu Maharjan signed a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect today.
Maharjan thanked ANFA for this humanitarian deed initiated by the ANFA during this time of crisis.
The two ambulances were availed by the ANFA through the FIFA Forward Fund.
The ANFA has earlier announced to make available its facilities (academy buildings) for quarantine purposes. The girl's football academy (built through the FIFA Forward Program) has already been used by the Province No. 2 government for quarantine purposes.
Other academy buildings in Kathmandu, Butwal and Dharan can be used for similar purposes if the need arises.
Date: 27 March 2020
The Province No. 2 government on Friday quarantined 36 persons returning from India at the ANFA Girls' Football Academy located in Rautahat.
The 36 persons returned to Nepal from different parts of India via the Bairgania border in Gaur.
The Chandrapur Municipality has fixed 58 beds at the football academy for quarantine purposes.
The All Nepal Football Association had earlier proposed the government to let its facilities, the four academies in the four provinces, to be used as quarantine as the country fights the pandemic.
All the four academies of the association have been funded by FIFA.
23 March 2020
ANFA ready to proivde its facilties for quarantine
The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has decided to provide its physical structures for temporary quarantine and isolation facilities if necessary.
In an act of corporate social responsibility, the association is ready to provide its ANFA complex hostel in Lalitpur, academy hostel in Butwal and Dharan, and female football academy in Rautahat to the federal, provincial and local governments for the purpose of quarantine and isolation facilities if there is spread of COVID-19 in Nepal.
The ANFA also urges one and all for joint efforts to cope up with this global pandemic.
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