Sarah Van Vooren and Mashreeb Aryal founded Atoot to empower girls through sport and are already seeing the benefits
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On 19 September, more than 15,700 people flocked into Kathmandu’s Dasharath Rangasala to watch Nepal in the final of the 2022 SAFF Women’s Championship. The hosts of the South Asian Football Federation tournament ultimately lost to Bangladesh but, more importantly, it signified a changing of the tide both in the progress of the national team but also the wider relationship between women and football.
Written by Sophie Downey
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/sep/28/they-need-role-models-how-football-is-changing-young-girls-lives-in-nepal under the title “‘They need role models’ – how football is changing young girls’ lives in Nepal”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.