Friends for Asia’s Woman Empowerment Program is ideal for anyone who wants to make a real difference to the lives of women in this beautiful but impoverished country. Our volunteers work with disadvantaged women in a number of centers to educate, assist and help them lead their lives with dignity in a male-dominated society.
Our Woman Empowerment Project allows our Nepal volunteers to really get to the heart of Nepal life. Volunteers will work closely with disadvantaged women to educate them and give them a new perspective on life. This can be done throughout the day through basic interaction and activities. Volunteers will also schedule classes in subjects that help the women help themselves, such as English, computer skills, office skills and other skills that will aid them in the path to employment or further education.
Our Woman Empowerment Project is a practical, hands-on experience for our Nepal volunteers. Because volunteers are working with the most disadvantaged women in Nepal society it can be challenging, but ultimately this is an extremely rewarding project. The ability to communicate and empathize with the women is a strong plus.
As a volunteer in this program you will be involved a broad range of activities, including:
• Teaching English to young women
• Education (literacy) awareness work
• Computer education
• Woman’s health awareness
• Income generative skills training
• Personality development
• Awareness-raising activities
*Volunteers on this program work 3-5 hours per day, 5-6 days per week.
When you arrive in Nepal, you will be picked up at the airport and dropped to our Kathmandu HQ where most volunteers stay for 2 days of volunteer induction. Most of our volunteers stay with local host families but, depending on your project location, you may choose to stay at our HQ or at a volunteer hostel.
Once you arrive in Nepal, you will be provided with a training orientation program that includes:
• Introduction and orientation
• Language lessons
• Cultural and safety advice
• Sightseeing in Kathmandu
• Detailed briefing on your placement
The plight of women in Nepal has been under the spotlight for a number of years now. Human rights agencies have struggled to make any real inroads and the government has done little to protect their rights. We believe our Nepal volunteers make a very real difference in improving the lives of these women. Through education, interaction and encouragement, the Woman Empowerment Project gives them back their dignity and the chance of a better future.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate in our Woman Empowerment Project. Other than that there are no restrictions or requirements. Bring enthusiasm, dedication, an open mind and a smile, and we’re sure you’ll enrich the lives of Nepal’s disadvantaged women.
Participation in the Women’s Empowerment Volunteer Project starts at $799 for two weeks, with each additional week is $99.
Program Fee Includes: Airport pick up and drop off, accommodation during orientation and entire project time, 2 day orientation, 10 hours of basic Nepalese language lessons, all meals during project placement, 24/7 assistance support.
Program Fee Does Not Include: Plane tickets, international medical insurance, cost of transportation to and from work location.
The 1st and 15th of every month are the start / arrival dates for this program. An orientation is provided in the days after arrival, and prior to actual start in one’s service program.
Please visit our Additional Project Info page for more information on this and all of our other Nepal volunteer programs.