Empowering women of Nepal – EWN successfully Completed 36th knowledgeable, effective; valuable and entrepreneur basic female trekking guide training. Funded by 3Sisters Adventure Trekking Company.
We are proud to announce a successful GOAL Camp in the Gorkha District of Nepal for 30 girls and 20 boys.
Here is what our volunteer from the United States says, “As a volunteer, EWN gave me the opportunity to attend a 5 day GOAL Leadership training camp at Shree Bhagawati Higher Secondary School in the Gorkha District. During this program, two of the GOAL curriculum facilitators taught modules covering different aspect of leadership and equality, health education, money management, child rights, and goal setting. The dedication to learning in the classroom and through sports by both the facilitators and the students was inspiring, and there was great fun had by all.”
This camp was funded by EWN Earthquake Relief Fund.
Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp in Pyuthan District, Nepal October 30th 2015: Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN) in collaboration with Peace Corps Nepal and Kalika Development Center (KDC) of Pyuthan district successfully organized its 4 days Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp. 16 young girls and 3 female chaperons from Bijaya Nagar, Dharampani and Bangesal VDC of Pyuthan participated in the program.
EWN’s GOAL facilitators Isha Pathak and Ekshana Karki, along with other facilitators from KDC, discussed and explored the following issues: girls’ rights, health, gender roles & challenges, leadership, child marriage, peer pressure and much more. The classes provided an interactive learning experience.
Child marriage is one of the critical issues in Pyuthan. Hence it was the centre topic for the girls to discuss. In addition, the facilitators realized that the girls had very limited knowledge regarding violence.
The girls enjoyed dancing, singing, making river trips, friendship bands, vision board, watching movies/ documentaries and sharing their first bus ride experiences.
We are grateful for this wonderful collaboration!
We are extremely grateful to the Cottier Donze Foundation, Switzerland for continuing to support EWN”s Girls Leadership Program for the third year.
A total of 80 girls will be undergoing the GOAL curriculum for 9 months at Bindhabasini Higher Secondary School, Barpatan, Pokhara.
Additionally, we are delighted to inform you that we have launched our first GOAL Boys Leadership Program at Shiva Shakti Higher Secondary School in Fulbari, Pokhara. There will be 30 boys attending over the next six months.
We hope that these boys will actively work together with our trained coaches to build their confidence, acquire valuable life skills to harness their leadership qualities and most importantly that in the future some of these GOAL boys who graduate will advocate for girls and women’s rights.
A big thank you to Women Win, the Netherlands, for helping EWN develop a quality sports and life skill program for under privileged adolescents (girls and boys) in Nepal.
EWN conducted its 13th Annual General Meeting on 6th October 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to inform local government organizations, civil society, EWN Advisors, Board Members and the general public about EWN’s annual activities and budget from August 2014 to July 2015 while also sharing the organizations upcoming programs from August 2015 to July 2016.
It was our honor to have Mrs. Laxmi G.C with us, who is from the Women and Child Development District Office, Kaski. She congratulated EWN and expressed her happiness for the work we do to support our nation. During her speech she stated, “to empower women is a challenge and to face the challenge is being empowered.”
On behalf of EWN, I am grateful to Mrs. Laxmi G.C mam, distinguished guests, EWN Advisors, our Board Members and everyone who attended the event for making it a success.
EWN Board President
7 girls from Janapriya Higher Secondary school, Gyanbhumi Secondary school and Shree Krishna Secondary school participated in an in-house Peer Leader Training. These trained Peer Leaders will be assisting the EWN GOAL staff in the upcoming GOAL training courses. These young Peer Leaders have strong leadership qualities and are good examples for our young participants.