The Chitwan region sends out a call to weary trekkers through the lure of heat and promise of jungle birds and exotic animal sightings. The small tourist area quickly gives way to row upon row of shanty homes and slums where children are often undernourished and parents, desperate for work, are prone to leaving their young to wander. Here, under the leadership of Loveson, what started as day camps where the children gathered in a field to play hockey has grown into a program where up to a thousand children gather each week to play and learn the sport that Himalayan Life brought to Nepal: Floor Ball (otherwise known as hockey). Children come together in droves each week for hockey clinics, art class, songs and encouraging lessons.
**Community kids camps and hockey programs are run in all the regions that Himalayan Life has set roots, the Chitwan program is exceptional due to its size and particular focus.