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Education, Rights and Life Skills

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Introduction:  Poverty is pervasive in Nepal’s rural communities and girl children are needed to help with household chores, rather than go to school.  A perceived burden, they are then married early, acquiring a new home to care for.  The result; women from impoverished, rural communities gain a low level of education, too low to enable them to receive further education or enter skilled jobs.

VIN established the Education, Rights and Life Skills project to give women in marginalised communities the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate in a successful community. Volunteer and intern, join us to learn more about the barriers facing Nepali women and help to remove them.

VIN operates the Education, Rights and Life Skills program to give women in marginalised communities the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate in a successful community. We provide basic education, life skills training, knowledge on health and domestic issues and inform women of their rights.  We have given literacy classes and practical training to over 500 women in the community.  We are looking forward to implementing this work as part of the women’s empowerment program, in Okhaldhunga, our new focus community.

During the last five years VIN has worked hard to provide the women of the Jitpur Phedi community with the knowledge and training they need to participate effectively in the community and help to bring about change.

VIN has now established 65 women’s groups across the community; the number was 19 in 2009.  The groups are designed to ensure that the women have a support network that is sustainable and can operate independently of VIN.  The women are eager to learn to enable them to establish independence for themselves and for their children.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Provision of basic literacy and knowledge of legal rights have been the foundations of our work.  However, we have delivered courses in the following areas: family planning, child abuse, domestic violence, gender equity, communication, stress-management, self-esteem, problem solving, time management, decision making and creative thinking.  This is just a start, there are many more.  Please see our newsupdate for our most up to date activities.

We are looking for volunteers or interns to support this project.  You will help to deliver training, develop tasks to test what the women have learned or even create your own course.  You may also be invited to teach English language skills to women within the community.

Accommodations: During your volunteer placement you will live in the community with a Nepali host family, offering you the chance to become immersed in Nepali culture and language.

 

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Testimonials


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


A 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....


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I 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
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