Namaste. We are Atoot.
Atoot believes in the power of sport for the greater good. We believe sport is a tool to help bridge gaps, promote gender equality, build resilience, eradicate discrimination, level the playing field and build character/self-esteem.
We are a 501c3 non pofit which uses football (soccer) sessions, extra education classes and life skill workshops to empower rural Nepali girls to rethink gender norms and challenge the status quo. #girlempowerment
Atoot's Mission: To avail sportive and educative opportunities for girls by using Sports for Development (S4D) as a catalyst for holistic youth development.
We Need Your Help
Securing funding was difficult in regular times. Due to the COVID pandemic we lost long term, substantial funding.
Any amount raised will push us towards to our program goal! Donations go a long way in Nepal.
Atoot means unbreakable in the Nepali language.
We took the name as it represents the girls we work with. Our girls are viewed as a burden; a liability. They are beaten down physically, emotionally, and mentally on a daily basis - yet still they rise - before sun up and far past sundown, bearing all the burdens of labor within their family's homes. Simply put, they are unbreakable.
Thank you for believing in our work.