Our women's empowerment project strives to address the SDG #5 Gender Equity in a range of ways including:
- supporting women to develop confidence in conversational English
- Providing workshops on human rights and life skills
- teaching skills which allow the women and girls to become self sustaining and potentially income generating
- Educating women and girls on healthcare with a focus on preventative measures
- Providing additional educational support to young girls in local schools
As an intern you will be expected to take a leadership role on project and be a positive role model for both the women/students and other interns .
How this project makes a difference
Through education, females become more confident to address social issues and it inspires girls to stay at school longer and to seek opportunities for further education. Increased education leads to more employment opportunities helping to break the poverty cycle. By educating women and girls through healthcare workshops, disease and illness can be prevented leading to healthier families and communities. Developing a greater understanding of Human Rights through our workshops can also help address some of the issues that affect Nepal such as Human trafficking.
*There are many religious and cultural festivals throughout the year in Nepal, as well as school holidays and exam periods. During these periods we may run activities and programmes that are slightly different to our regular programmes. Its possible that during these periods you might support the running of 'Holiday Programmes" for children in local communities, create lesson plans and resources to support our work, facilitate adult training programmes related to a range of issues or help out with some construction or maintenance work to improve educational facilities. Where possible we would also like you to enjoy the festivities and engage with our partners in the community to share these experiences. There may be times when we are able to enjoy the celebrations, food and traditions that Nepal has to offer.
Nepal's short, mid, and long-term objectives
All of our programs have short, mid and long-term objectives that fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This enables us to report on our collaborative impact across the world in a streamlined manner, measuring which UN SDGs we are making a substantial contribution to. Furthermore, this will help our local partners and communities measure and visualize their contribution to the UN SDGs.
Upon arrival to base, you will be educated about the history of the UN SDGs. You will learn about the specific goals of your location, the long-, mid- and short-term objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these goals on a global level.
Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfil our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.
Learn about the long-term objectives you will be contributing to in Nepal:
- Support students to reach learning goals appropriate to their Age (under 5s) Grade level (5-18 year olds) or Individual Need (students with Special Needs)
- Increase the knowedge and understanding of Healthcare in the community with an emphasis on prevention
- Increase the exposure of books and reading as a means of developing a broader English vocabulary
- Develop the skills of women in the community in order to improve their potential to generate income or to become more self sufficient
- Improve facilities to support learning goals
- Support the local community with improved facilities
- Reduce the amount of litter in the environment with a focus on recycling