Woman's Empowerment & Education

The adult literacy rate in Nepal is 67% and even less for woman. Help empower young and elderly woman with education so they can help bring themselves and their families out of poverty

Woman’s Empowerment & Education Program Nepal

 

Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Local ground transportation
  • Accommodation – Volunteer Center (sharing with other volunteers)
  • 3 Meals per day
  • Use of necessary construction equipment and materials
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

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Background Information

Many woman come from rural parts of Nepal in search for employment opportunities for their families.  Most of these woman are deprived of education and work as housemaids but do not have even basic education which makes it very hard to find new opportunities for a better life in this day and age where education is so important.  

As foreigner with a western education, you can have a serious impact on the life’s of these woman.   You’ll have the opportunity to teach various subjects with simple conversational english of significant assistance.  Through this basic conversation and structured lessons you will broaden their perspectives providing real lasting opportunity.  All higher education in Nepal is in English, so it is vitally important that they learn English.

A trained teacher will assist you in preparing lessons with the main target of motivating younger and elder women and encouraging their hidden talents.  You will teach and educate adult women of different age groups and with different learning capacities. You can use various methods in your teaching but will also be providing a course book as a reference aid to provide structure for first time teachers.  

Schedule

  • Arrive on Sunday

  • Monday to Friday – You will be giving four to five lessons. The schools usually have a curriculum, so out-of-the-box activities and creative experiences such as sports or games are more than welcome and really appreciated by the students as well as the staff.
  • Saturday and Sunday are free to explore the surrounding villages and local markets with your fellow volunteers***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Accommodation

All accommodation is included during your placement.  Your stay will be comfortable, clean and secure with basic modern amenities.  Depending on your chosen volunteer project, you will stay in either a volunteer centre (dedicated house) or a home stay.  Located in the heart of Kathmandu, about 1 hours drive from the airport, the volunteer centers house up to 20 volunteers with 3 to 4 people sharing one room (single gender rooms). They have modern bathrooms; a modern kitchen and dining room, mini library, a fully furnished living room; live-in staff on call 24/7; a garden complete with a comfortable covered area and 24/7 security.  Centrally located, there are several gym’s nearby as well as local supermarkets, ATM’s, mobile phone shops etc.  

For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost (approx US $150 p/room p/week).  This must be booked well in advance and is subject to availability. 

Kathmandu accommodation includes;

  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays,  2 Meals p/day weekends (mostly vegetarian cuisine)
  • 4-6 persons p/room
  • Wifi in public areas (Quality is not the best though.  You may want to purchase a local SIM data plan)
  • T.V, DVD player, computer
  • Laundry facilities (at an additional fee)
  • Lockable rooms
  • Hot shower
  • Private bathrooms
  • Bed Linen (no towels)
  • Mosquito protection
  • Fans (no air-con)

Meals

3 vegetarian meals are provided p/day on weekdays and 2 vegetarian meals p/day on weekends for the duration of your program.  You can expect chicken dishes approx twice per week.  You are free to eat as you like when you are out and about and there are many exciting options available.

Nepalese cuisine has Indian & Tibetan influences with lentils and rice forming the base of most meals and a diverse range of herbs, vegetables and smoky flavors.  The national dish is daal bhaat tarkaari, which is spiced lentils over rice served with tarkari and cooked with spices.  Cow meat is forbidden because Hindus consider cattle to be sacred. In fact, many tribes and communities in Nepal are strict vegetarians.

Visa Information

All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and at some land borders (including borders with India and Tibet).

Getting a visa at the airport can take time due to long queues. There have been instances when passengers were asked to show return flight tickets. You will also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars cash.   Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs are a guideline
– Multi entry visa valid for 15 days – US$30 by cash
– Multi entry visa valid for 30 days – US$40 by cash
– Multi entry visa valid for 90 days – US$100 by cash
Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country.

 

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