Women are traditionally not educated and kept illiterate, increasing their financial dependency and keeping them unaware of their basic human rights in Nepal. A number of laws also discriminate against women’s citizenship, inheritance rights, divorce rights, and even by meting out minimal to no punishment against their physical or sexual abusers. The recent conflict has only added to the problem, causing many fathers and husbands (on whom women were dependent) to be killed or disappeared and making it more difficult for women to seek justice and enforcement of the few protections they do have under the law.
Women and girls are discriminated against both socially and legally in Nepal. Socially and traditionally especially in remote rural areas, child labor (especially of girls), domestic abuse, and in some remote areas even sexual exploitation are socially accepted norms. The Volunteer Society Nepal has established a Women’s center where 35 women attend the program on a regular basis.
Who would I teach and when?
You will be teaching disadvantaged young and elderly Nepalese ladies during the day time.
What programs are currently in place?
The teaching of English language and Computer knowledge to the women is one of the most effective programs taking place at the Center for short term volunteers from overseas. Volunteers can create and deliver comprehensive Spoken English and Computer lessons, though VSN has provided several reference books. The classes are divided into three categories- Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Skill training programs using local resources and local materials which contribute to sustainable resource use and economic development of the community also take place at the center. Examples of skill training programs offered include sewing, weaving methods, tailoring, beautician training, paper making, retail shop running, animal-raising, toy-making, and other small business product training or marketing. Currently, a well trained Nepali trainer is providing full time cutting & sewing training to the women at the center.
As a volunteer, you may:
Teach Basic English reading and writing skills
Teach them mathematics and accounting skills
Teach them basic computer education
Hold workshops, classes, training to interact about women right and health issues
Our Values We believe that women and children are the foundation of our society hence we value the need for all women and children to be given equal opportunities in life regardless of their circumstances. It is our expectation that our practice and work reflect our beliefs and value and we strive to provide the best services possible to those we serve. We believe 1. in inclusion and the promotion of multiculturalism, 2. that society’s disadvantaged and marginalized people can have a fulfilling future with proper help and support, 3. that hope can be rekindled by everyone’s unique contributions, 4. that pure drinking water, decent sanitation, proper nutrition, education and good health care are the foundation on which all future efforts must be built
Welcome to Volunteer in Nepal - non governmental, non profit, non religious and non political organization registered with Nepal Government, Kathmandu District Administration office and affiliated with Social Welfare Council of Nepal. The Volunteer in Nepal is a Nepali conceived and run small organization that uses local and international resources to safeguard the health and well being of underprivileged Nepali Children and women and to offer them the education, shelter, food and vocational tools to enable them to fully and equally contribute to Nepali society and compete in the global arena.
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Thu Jul 01, 2021 - Wed Sep 29, 2021
Kathmandu ValleyPokhara ValleyKathmandu Valley and Pokhara Valley, Nepal