Woman Support Projects Nepal Kathmandu Opportunities Abroaderview.org
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Despite significant progress in the status of Nepali women, following the political changes in 1990, equality remains elusive. In fact, the current conflict has worsened their situation. Although some constitutional and administrative provisions have been adopted to ensure women's equality, discrimination persists in practice. Statistics reveal a grim picture: Nepali women are worse off than most other women in the world. In a global comparison of the status and women, based on indicators of health, marriage and children, education, employment, social equality and political participation Nepal received one of the lowest scores.
As a volunteer in this program you will work with the local woman’s group by teaching English; help to initiate income generating activities and to create sustainable solutions to the challenges the woman face on a day to day basis. You can assist in training woman in several life and income generating skills and to carry out research to find alternative solutions to fight poverty. These woman need assistance in securing jobs, writing a resume/CV, learning basic computer skills and English. Volunteers assist with health education such as HIV/AIDS, child rearing, nutrition, yoga, and sanitation, sewing, bead work, pig farming and other community outreach programs. Volunteers also write grant letters to mobilize resources to assist in the procurement of equipment, materials and supplies needed for income generating activities. No specific requirements except willingness and enthusiasm to help women. The mission on this program is to help foster the growth of independent, self-sufficient, decision-making women, by encouraging self empowerment.
- Housing Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
You select your travel dates. Program fees based on 7 night increments (example 1 month is 28 nights = 4 weeks) Fill out the online application form. Submit your $120 deposit in 7 days. We accept personal Check, Money Order, Credit Cards or Paypal in US currency. (this reservation fee is included in the total price of the program) Email, fax or mail us a copy of your resume/CV. Since we do not know you, or your interests, we found that a resume/CV can provide enough information to allow for a successful placement. After review and acceptance of the application (1-2 days), we will email you a detailed Orientation Guide. Upon receiving the Orientation Guide, it is time for you to book your flights, check your passport expiration and obtain travel/medical insurance coverage. Flight arrangements are the responsibility of the volunteer; however we offer assistance with your planning.