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Volunteer Program in Women's Empowerment

Women's Empowerment Program :(Minimum 1 Week to 5 Months)

Women Empowerment Program nepal

HFN offers an opportunity to work with women and developing empowerment within them. The project focuses on women and children from the worst affected areas of the country. We provide a systematic approach to uplift women within Nepalese society that helps secure a brighter future for them and their children through various volunteer programs and activities. Many women and children are survivors of conflict and many from rural areas are working in miserable and vulnerable conditions. They fight for survival and often put their education, health, development and life at risk. Many of them are also working as bonded laborers and domestic maids who are often traumatized and abused by their employers and seniors. Young girls and women are especially vulnerable in such cases.

These individuals require adequate counseling and guidance in order for any form of rehabilitation to occur. Through social reintegration, the fundamental goal behind the program is to enable these women and children (initially separated from their families and homes) to regain their rights, identity, and status by reintegrating them into society. Rehabilitation is most essential for those who have lost their entire family and lack any form of social support, have no property, and have been displaced due to conflict. This is done by rebuilding their self-esteem, self confidence, and empowering them with education and skills training.

We aim to help women who have been victimized due to both Maoist and government force. We provide shelter and other necessities for such victims. If you have additional skills in any extra- curricular activities, then you are more than welcome to implement them.

As a volunteer you will be able to:

  • Provide the targeted group with basic and various awareness education (street smarts).
  • Build up their self confidence through counseling and providing them Empowerment training.
  • Provide education to the children.
  • Aid in the rehabilitation process of women back into society by providing various skill development and income generating training.

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be:

  • At least 16 years or older at the start of the program.
  • Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different environments.
  • Prepared to do some manual work in their placement.

What we provide?

Airport Pickup/ Transportation:

  • Volunteers are picked up from the Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu by the manager or a representative of work in a volunteer program our organization
  • Those volunteers who will already be in Kathmandu will be met by a staff member at a decided meeting point

Orientation Week in Kathmandu and Language:
All volunteers are provided with an orientation by our manager covering topics such as Safety and Security, Transportation, Nepali Language, Nepali Local Culture and a 2 day guided city tour around Kathmandu Valley. All the activities will be done during the period of stay.

Lodging:

Accommodation is provided while you work in a volunteer program . You will stay in Our own orphanage Home, with a host family, a project hostel or in a Home base. In the Home base, you will live in an authentic local Nepali family environment. Volunteers are provided with their own room and bathroom which is usually shared with other volunteers though a private room can be provided by previous arrangement. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience Nepali lifestyle and live with a warm and welcoming family. You can even learn to cook Nepali food. While volunteering, our staff will visit you every two weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure you're satisfied and happy.

Food:
Volunteers are provided with two meals a day and a mid-day snack sourced from local ingredients. Meals are served at the orphanage home and include rice, curry and vegetables (a traditional Nepali dish known as (Dhal,Bhat, Tarkali and Achar).
Project Location:
The project placements are located all over Nepal according to your interest and chosen program . These are mainly in the areas of: Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Hetauda and Nawlprasi . Most of the volunteer placements are located within 2-4 km. from their accommodation, and volunteers use local transportation such as mini bus or taxis for their commuting.
Languages : English

In-country support:
24 hours support is provided by our staff members. Once you arrive in the country you will be provided with the contact details of our local coordinator who you will be able to contact at anytime during your stay.

Pre-departure information:
After we receive a deposit, all participants are provided with a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will contain all the vital information about your program such as details of the country, project location, Visa requirements, Immunization requirements, details of accommodation, contact information and a suggestion of things to pack.

Program Fees Expenses:
HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for volunteering in Nepal . Compare our prices and services to other organizations .
One week US$ 350
Two weeks US$ 425
Three weeks US$ 500
Four weeks (a month) US$ 575
For each additional month US$ 500

What you are paying for?
The program fee is used to provide both a professional and welcoming volunteer service program, and helps fund our orphanage and the HFN sponsor program for underprivileged children in the community.
Services included in program fee

  • Pickup from the airport, transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.
  • Orientation.
  • Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
  • NGO government tax.
  • Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu

What is NOT included?
Apart from the fees, other costs that are to be met by the volunteers are:

  • Airfare / travel to Nepal
  • Visa and Visa extension fee (Visa (tourist) fee in US$25 for 15 days, US40$ for 30 days US$100 for 90 days US$2 Per additional day maximum 150 days per year)
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax)
  • Local Transportation
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any other Donations
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