All the best things including sports stars come in pairs. In our last post we announced that Santoshi Shrestha had joined the team at The Yearley Trust. In this post we are very proud that volleyball legend Kopila Uprety will also become part of the Trust’s team at the same time on February 1st. Kopila was a pioneer in the participation of women in sport in Nepal and to honour this, and her work promoting the empowerment of girls, a film about her will be shown at the International Film Festival “Women in Sport” to be held in Europe in March.
Kopila will also continue with her excellent work with volleyball4life. Her work for the Trust will concentrate on empowering girls through sport `and also training teachers in rural schools to become volleyball coaches and to empower girls through sport.
Trust Chairman John Yearley said that research by Universities in England and America has shown that participating in sport helps develop the brain patterns used in studying and that children who participate in sport are more likely to get higher grades than if they had not played any sport
Kopila and Santoshi make a formidable team and further strengthen the Yearley Trust’s Team that is improving life and also empowering women and girls in rural Nepal, as well as improving health in rural areas and the academic achievements of young people.
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