Two programmes targeting reformatory inmates and female domestic abuse victims has been officially unveiled by World Taekwondo in Kathmandu in Nepal, posted insidethegames.biz.
The Nepal Taekwondo Cares project is jointly supported by World Taekwondo and the Asia Development Foundation (ADF), with the Nepal Taekwondo Association delivering the scheme.
Hundreds of people gathered for the launch at the National Taekwondo Academy in Lalitpur, including 88 students from two reformatory inmate centres, the Prisoner Assistance Nepal and the Early Childhood Development Center.
Another 162 students from four women empowerment centres – Rakshya Nepal, Genesis Academy, Aasha Nepal and Maiti Nepal – in Kathmandu were also present.
World Taekwondo President Chungnwon Choue, ADF vice-president Nam-chul Choue, Nepal’s Minister of Yuth and Sports Jagat Bahdur Sunar Bishwakarma,, Pitambar Timilsina, vice-president of the National Sports Council, Jeevan Ram Shrestha, President of the Nepal Olympic Committee, and Nepal Taekwondo Association President Prakash Shumsher Rana were all present at the ceremony in Lalitpur.
“I wish to thank the Nepal Taekwondo Association and the Asia Development Foundation for supporting these Nepal Taekwondo Cares projects,” said Choue.
“We want to keep expanding these Cares programmes in Nepal.”
“Through taekwondo education and training, I wish you to grow up as good global citizens and hope that some of you will become champions of international taekwondo championships.”
Earlier in the day a peace statue at the United Nations World Heritage site of Swoyambhu in Kathmandu.
The statue was dedicated to the founder of GCS International, the late Dr Young Seek Choue, who proposed the UN promulgate the UN International Day of Peace in 1981 and the 1986 Year of Peace.