EWN with the collaboration of 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking has begun its 43rd intensive Female Trekking Guide Training (FTGT) on 24th July 2022 in the EWN training hall. A four-week Female Trekking Guide Training Program is held twice a year during the trekking off-season. This time around we have 30 participants from different parts of Nepal including 12 participants from the western rural areas ( Jajarkot, Humla, Jumla and Mugu). EWN has re-started accommodation facilities for the girls from mountain remote areas.
EWN with support from 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking and Laetitia F. Gruwel (Tara), a communication consultant and journalist from the Netherlands, organized a communication workshop for its employees, a trekking guide, an assistant guide and assistants in the EWN training hall. The workshop was conducted for 2 days on May 10 & May 19. On the first day, it was Storytelling about yourself and about the company. And on the other day, it was about Presenting Yourself without Fear and Photography class.
We are pleased to notify you that the 42nd Basic Female Trekking Guide Training has been completed on December 24, 2021. A month-long training was started on November 28 with the training session of Ms Lucky Karki Chhetri. 14 trainees from 6 districts of Nepal attended the training. During this training, the trainee learned about Empowerment, Environment, Tourist and Tourism, Leadership, Map reading, Duty & Responsibility of Trekking Guide, Basic Etiquette of a trekking Guide, Gender role & responsibilities, National Park & Protected areas, Finance, Back-pack, Geography, History, Effective Communication, First Aid, Women Right, Culture & Religion, Women Health, HIV/AIDS, Flora & Fauna.
To support local communities’ economic development, and especially the disabled people of Western Nepal through tourism, Himalayan Education and Development (HEAD) and Mission East, with financial support from Danish Mission Council Development Department (DMCDD) and Technical support from EWN organized a ‘Basic Homestay and Hotel Management Training’ from November 19 to 23 in Humla. Mr Bijendra Maharjan, EWN trainer conducted a 5 days training where 16 participants from Sarkegad RM successfully completed the training. Most of the participants were disabled and had a minimal educational background.
3 Sisters Adventure Trekking in collaboration with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) organized five days of “Wilderness First Aid Training” for the trekking guides and tourism professionals of Pokhara from November (11-15) 2021 at Hotel Kunja, Lakeside Pokhara with the financial support from 3 Sisters Foundation and Women Fair Travel.
The five days of Wilderness First Aid Training includes the practical skills with the theoretical knowledge on First Aid that have to be applied during trekking in case of any injury and casualties. During the training period participants learned about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), treatment of minor health problems and injuries, bleeding, head injury, fractures, burns, hypothermia, frostbite, respiratory problems, abdominal emergencies, recognition and treatment of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and use of Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC).
The training was participated by the 23 trekking guides and tourism professionals. Among them 18 were females and 5 were males. 22 participants successfully completed the training and received a certificate of completion from Honourable Minister of Tourism, Industry, Commerce and Supplies of Gandaki province Mr Manibhadra Sharma.