Volunteer Kathmandu Nepal: Women Empowerment / Agriculture

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Program Description

NEPAL is a Patriarchal society where men go to work and women stay at home tending the home and children. Slight trend changes are happening in parts of Kathmandu, however it still remains the same in the villages. As few Nepali women enter skilled work and leadership in the private and public sectors, it remains difficult for women to find opportunities. Domestic abuse in Nepal is rampant. The leading cause of death among women of childbearing age is suicide. Widows are tossed out and branded as witches. Victims of the sex trade are shunned by families. There are many issues that Nepalese women face due to illiteracy and dependency into their husband income for even small things.

This program helps to empowerment women in terms of education and get involved in learning income generating activities.

This program focuses on education of woman, both young and old. Help within the community to teach and promote women’s rights, initiate discussions on health issues, lead activities promoting life skills such as tailoring, food cart/tourism work/handicrafts and sustainable farming techniques. Nearly all Nepali women have a great skill-set as farmers. You will be helping these women to provide a sustainable future for themselves and their children. The program is designed to promote the importance of education, and provide training which can be turned into income generating life skills.

Highlights

Included:
Accommodation & Food
Local host families/guesthouses have been handpicked by ABV local staff. Depending on the program 2, or 3 meals a day are provided. Housing for couples, and small groups can be arranged together.

Airport pick up & drop off
Our staff will be waiting in the arrivals area when you land in-country. At the end of the program you will be provided transportation back to the airport (or ferry/bus station)

In-country orientation with staff on arrival
Our staff will help you get acclimated when you arrive. They will escort you to your host family, help you exchange money, buy or rent a cell phone, get you acclimated to using local buses and taxi. Much more...

Qualifications

Program Schedule
Program starts and ends in Kathmandu
Airport meets and greet in Kathmandu. Next day orientation and city tour
Monday to Friday volunteering. 20-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:
Flights to Nepal. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Teach a English lesson, help on the farming days, teach a woman about money management, participate in health talks etc.

This program can be combined with the Nepali Language Immersion program, or the orphanage support project - all located within Kathmandu.

Overview
Project Length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
Arrival airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Accommodation: Local host family
Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily
Airlines: Turkish Air, Qatar Air, Malaysian Airways, Air India, Jet Airways, Thai Air, Ethiad
Vaccinations: Typhoid and Hep A wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Locations

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Program Details

Provider:
A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Location
  • Nepal: Kathmandu
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
Languages:
English, Nepali
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
From US$745 for a week up to US$2980 for 12 weeks
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