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Women Empowerment Volunteer Program
Women Empowerment Volunteer Program

Kathmandu, Nepal

Women Empowerment Volunteer Program

Trip Highlights

  • Be a volunteer for the women empowerment project in Nepal and contribute effectively towards the lives of the underprivileged ladies in the society
  • Focus on teaching basic English lessons to the homemakers, college/school going young girls in a bordering village of Kathmandu city
  • TEFL Certification is not required - you just need to be fluent in English and have good knowledge of the subject to help others learn it
  • Meet some amazing people from different parts of the world and work together for a common cause
  • Add some happiness in the lives of these women folks in Nepal and experience the goodness of selfless service

Overview

Overview

Volunteering Solutions has curated an amazing Women Empowerment Program in Kathmandu, Nepal, for all those enthusiastic people who are keen to travel to this Himalayan abode and contribute towards the lives of underprivileged women. As a volunteer for this program, you'll mostly be working with young women and homemakers living in a village close to the capital city. You’ll have the option to choose - whether you wish to work with the young adults (high school and college students) or with the homemakers.

Work will vary accordingly. If you choose to work with the homemakers, you'll mostly be volunteering with married women who do not speak any English so a pre-school level of teaching is sufficient, which means volunteers from non-English speaking countries who can communicate in decent English can also take part. They will need to teach alphabets, names of things and the basic greetings, etc. If you help these women to learn how to communicate in English, they'd probably get to have a better life by earning a few extra bucks. You can teach them basic communications like 'Hello', 'how are you?' etc as well as reading and writing in English.

If you choose to work with young adults, you need to be more fluent in English and focus more on their communication, as these girls already know how to read and write.

No matter whether you are a college student looking for some international work experience or a gap year traveler, you can also take a step beyond your comfort zone and do something meaningful for others. It'll be a challenging yet immensely beautiful learning journey for you. And above all, you'll also get a chance to explore Nepal - the land that houses some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest.


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project. You need to have an open mind and a flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference. Participants must be fit and healthy at the time of joining the program. Participants should have no criminal convictions and should provide a clean criminal background check report. A parental consent form shall be required for Under 18 participants joining the program.


Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

As a volunteer for this program, your main tasks would be the following:

  • Provide basic English education to the underprivileged women living in the rural areas around Kathmandu
  • Help them to communicate in English

Volunteer Work Schedule

Volunteer Work Schedule

Sunday - Arrival in Kathmandu

Monday - Orientation session by the local coordinator covering topic areas; such

as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior, food, and more. This will be followed by a visit to the placement facility in the company of the local coordinator to get introduced to the placement and the inmates.

Tuesday to Friday - Volunteer work

Breakfast - Volunteers will have breakfast at the volunteer house/ with host family

Volunteer at placement - 10 AM to 2 PM

Lunch -  will either be provided at the site or packed lunch will be given

Dinner - 07:00 pm

Weekends - Free to explore the city (Lunch is not provided on Fri/Sat/Sunday)


Living

Living

It is our duty to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable, so the moment you land in Nepal we take care of you. From arranging airport transfers to providing you a comfortable accommodation, clubbed with meals of your choice plus assisting with weekend tours, we try to serve you the best.

Airport Transfer

Volunteers are picked up from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by a member of the local coordinating staff. Those volunteers who will be already in Nepal will be met by the staff at a designated meeting point decided beforehand.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided on a shared basis at a homestay/host family accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation is managed by the local program coordinator.In case there is no availability at the volunteer accommodation, then volunteers are also provided accommodation at a guest house as well. Depending on the availability you would be assigned your accommodation. Both the home stay and guest house accommodation are neat and provide a comfortable stay during your volunteering period in Nepal. All accommodations have running water, electricity and all basic amenities available. The accommodations have hot water showers for winters and wifi internet is available. Private rooms are available at guest house at extra charges as well. 

Orientation

An orientation and briefing will be provided by your local program coordinator. We cover areas like, culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc. Start your volunteering experience by taking the 1 week Language Culture Orientation week in Kathmandu.

Meals

Two Nepalese meals (Breakfast and Dinner) will be provided to all volunteers depending on your work schedule.Breakfast typically consists of Bread, Butter, Jam, Sandwich, Tea etc.Typical meals provided include Dal (Lentils), Rice,Vegetables,Chicken and meat etc.The staple meal for most Nepalese people is dal bhat, which consists of lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat) and vegetables in curry (tarkari).If you have any special dietary requirements, you can let us know in advance and we can try our best to accommodate that. 

During your Free Time

On the weekends volunteers usually head out to Chitwan National Park to do a Safari trip or to the beautiful town of Pokhara. On the weekdays, evenings are free and volunteers usually hang out at Thamel which is a famous backpacking touristy area with numerous cafes and restaurants or explore some of the most famous attractions of Kathmandu.


Dates

Dates

2024

January

07

21

February

04

18

March

03

17

April

07

21

May

05

19

June

02

16

July

07

21

August

04

18

September

01

15

October
November

03

December

01

22

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Costs

Costs

1 Week $250
2 Weeks $390
3 Weeks $510
4 Weeks $610
5 Weeks $740
6 Weeks $840
7 Weeks $940
8 Weeks $1040
Extra Week $140

Please Note: -An application fee of $229 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 5% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment)

What are you Paying for?

  •  24 hrs Assistance and support from staff
  •  Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  •  Pick up from the airport
  •  Orientation 
  •  Food (2 times a day)
  •  Accommodation 
  •  Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)
  • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?

  • Airfare
  • Return Trip to Airport (Can be arranged at extra cost)
  • Local Transportation
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccinations

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