Donations in Nepal


We were contacted by Deepak Rai, a friend of Ken Levandoski, The Gift of Soccer Founder. Deepak Rai was born and raised in this region. He tells stories of growing up and soccer being the one true passion of the children from this area. The children would wake up before the centralized school started and they would use food (chicken once a week, fruits twice a week!) as bets and play soccer for the bounty! He also tells of waking up at 4 AM and breaking a window to get a glimpse of World Cup Soccer playing on the janitors TV.




Melamchi Region, Nepal, ASIA


Rio Rapids Soccer Club – Albuquerque, NM USA (Soccer Gear)

Gift of Soccer FoundationAlbuquerque, NM USA (Inventory)



Gift of Soccer Foundation – Albuquerque, NM USA



The Rai Family – Santa Fe, NM USA


Deepak’s family has consistently travelled back to the region to take medical supplies and books to the remote villages. Once the bus stops, they have to travel 2 hours on foot to reach the villages. Previously soccer balls taken there would last only ONE WEEK as they play with them non-stop! The Gift of Soccer sent several ruggedized OneWorld Futbol balls that will last for years! We have coordinated with the Rai family to take soccer balls, uniforms, and cleats to the children of the surrounding villages. Being able to brighten the lives of children on the other side of the globe is a great feeling! 

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