Click here to Download Brochure

Home » Articles Women’s Empowerment Programme – The Power of Education

Women’s Empowerment Programme – The Power of Education

Women’s Empowerment Programme

The Power of Education

Brooke Lewis

This week we have made great progress across different groups within VIN’s Women’s Empowerment Programme. In the Kavresthali area there are 37 groups of women who are involved in this programme. They each have different needs and it is the aim of VIN to provide women with the support they need to feel and develop a sense of empowerment.

In Karkithok, 5 women experienced success with a great sense of pride in their Maths lessons. They have been working diligently at addition and subtraction strategies and the effort they have made this week has paid off. Each member of the group developed their Maths knowledge significantly and with this comes a sense of empowerment. The ownership they take for their learning shows through their dedication in attending lessons daily and completing homework consistently.

With such a large number of women’s groups it is important to have regular meetings to organise important matters such as lesson schedules and investment opportunities. One such group consisting of 14 members gathered at the end of a busy week. With full schedules it is difficult for all women to find the time, however everyone made an effort and it was a positive meeting. Plans for future English and Maths lessons were confirmed with interest and excitement. Money was collected for future business and income generation endeavours. Next week the women are looking forward to starting their new English and Maths lessons.

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Related Articles

Ek, Dui, Tin… Go! – Math Class in Kavresthali

Maths was a subject you either loved or loathed at school – because really, what were we supposed to do with Pythagoras’ theorem outside of a classroom?

Experience of International Volunteer: Wendy McElvain

I was expecting more structure with the volunteer project, which has taken a little getting used to. That being said, it has been a great and fulfilling challenge to know you have freedom to work as you see fit to best help out! It has taken us about a week to figure out a plan.

vin-article-experience-venessa Experience of International Volunteer – VANESSA ZOGBI

I came to Nepal with very high expectations, but I did not know exactly what to expect. I was supposed to work in the Women’s Empowerment project...

English Lessons in Kavresthali Community

For the past two months I have been conducting English lessons for a group of women in a small village not far from Kathmandu city, called Kavresthali...

Life Skills Series, Leadership and Teambuilding Workshop

Attempting to instil basic life skills into the minds and consciousnesses of rural women is not an easy task. Lessons could abound and curricula run for months on end but the realities in the field teach you one thing...


Actually, this is my second time to come to Nepal and work with VIN. Last time I came here, I felt I would love to come back. And now, I feel the same as last year. So I would love to come back to Nepal and work with VIN in near future... again!!

Success Stories

Share0TweetLinkedIn00sharesA leader and a voice for many women Tarkeshwor Municipality-3 Jitpurphedi Dandagaun Sharmila Adhikari, a mother of two children, and a busy housewife, embodies a perfect example of perseverance and grit of a human being....

Vin Ambassador

Share0TweetLinkedIn00sharesI was an intern with VIN for 10 weeks from October to December 2015, working in the Environment and Conservation Program, with regards to Climate Change and sustainable agriculture. I graduated from the University of...

News Update

Invitation to the Job Hunt and CV Making training by Paweł Bryk

During the training, we will look into a different model of CV’s, discuss on what information is necessary to include, which is crucial to highlight and how to present ourselves in the best possible light.

Published on: April 22, 2019

Gender based domestic violence class in Kavresthali community

In Nepal, most of the women are illiterate and have less opportunity to empower their social and economic skills. In fact, men occupy most of the opportunities of employment, responsibilities and resources.

Published on: April 18, 2019

Video making crew in Nepal

Martin and Kelly from Estonia has been filming to EU Aid Volunteer (EUAV), Pawel Bryk as the main character for a week who is working with Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)...

Published on: April 8, 2019
View all

Our Affiliation

  • friends-of-vin-us
  • friends-of-vin-neth
  • friends-of-vin-aus
  • nvda
  • partners-in-sl
  • lrtt
  • ccivs-logo
Affiliations and Partnerships

Newsletter Subscribe

Join Our Mailing List:

Contact Us

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)

Nayabazaar Khusibu, Kathmandu


Fax: 00977 1 4362560

Tel: 00977 (1) 4362560 / 4356679 (Office)