Head to Pokhara to live with other volunteers in a local family homestay and volunteer on a women’s empowerment programme, dedicated to helping local women to learn new skills. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore Nepal, home of the iconic Himalayan mountain range, and to meet the friendly people who live there.
The support needed: In Nepal, education is valued highly, but due to poverty, many women must drop out of school at a young age and this often means that their career prospects are limited. As a volunteer you can help address this issue and get involved in initiatives that are created in partnership with local women.
What you will do: As a volunteer, you will work with women living in rural areas to help them to improve their basic English and maths. Typically, you will be working with small groups of women or 1-1. You can also get involved in running workshops that over topics like health, crafts, finance and IT. All initiatives are developed in partnership with local women to provide them with skills that are useful.
The workshops are fun, sociable and aimed to address topics that local women want to learn more about. The women enjoy meeting volunteers from around the world and will welcome you with lots of enthusiasm.
This helps local women to develop new skills and to boost their confidence. The workshops are fun, sociable and aimed to address topics that local women want to learn more about. The women enjoy meeting volunteers from around the world and will welcome you with lots of enthusiasm.
Life as a volunteer
You will volunteer Monday-Friday leaving the weekends free to explore the beautiful scenery of this mesmerising country. Pokhara, where the project is located, is the second largest city in Nepal. It is a lakeside city and surrounded by amazing treks. Living in this stunning city, you will get full immersion into the local community. With so many festivals throughout the year, there are lots of unique experiences that you will be able to gain on this programme!
You will be living with other volunteers in shared accommodation, run by and home to a fantastic Nepali family. You will receive 3 authentic Nepali meals a day. You will also have a project coordinator on site, who will help you make the most out of your time in Pokhara. Training is also provided at the project.