Sahara Club – Pokhara is a social welfare organization established in 1998. It works to enhance the standard of Nepalese football by running a social football academy in Pokhara. The academy assembles street boys and orphans from different districts of Nepal. The club is unique as it has been successful in highlighting the causes it stands for by using the most sought out game football.
The academy is the main highlight of the club shaping the lives of more than 20 children. Sahara Club academy is in Dobilla, Pokhara which covers 26 ropanees of land. The academy has an academy building with necessary facilities and a football ground. Giving children football training with proper education and shelter. The club has to depend upon its yearly Football Tournament Aaha Gold Cup. The profit, which comes after completion of tournament will directly, goes to the fund of Academy. The club also receives donation for these purpose mainly from NRN(Nepali) residing in UK, foreigners and other organizations. The most notable product from the club is the national Striker Anil Gurung. The academy is the first football academy to be run by a club itself in Nepal.
Public Health and Environment Program of Sahara Club:
At the entry to the Pokhara bus park this club has made a public toilet to keep the cityclean. The money collection from this toilet has become the source to run administration of the club and maintenance of the Public Toilet.
Public Health Centre
In past, it started with one public health centre, but this program cannot get continuity . The reason lack of laboratory equipment and due to financial commitment but still planning to continue same program in future.
Aaha Gold Cup
Formerly known as Caravan Gold Cup in 2058 B.S. the tournament has been hosted as must win cup in recent history. This tournament is supported by ANFA and is included in its yearly calendar. The cup is organized regularly since 2002 A.D. despite the disruption in Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League.