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Youth Entrepreneurship Program in Nepal

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteers Initiative Nepal

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Introduction to the project:

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program is a project of VIN that aims to train young people in Nepal to become independent and self-sufficient by starting their own businesses. The program provides training in business development, as well as specific income-generating skills such as plumbing, electric wiring, beautician, handicraft, and organic farming.

Why choose this project, statistics of Need:

Nepal is a developing country with a high youth unemployment rate. The Youth Entrepreneurship Program provides a unique opportunity for young people to learn the skills they need to start their own businesses and become self-sufficient. According to the World Bank, 23% of Nepal's youth are unemployed. This program can help to reduce unemployment and poverty in Nepal.

Link of the Project to The Sustainable Development Goals:

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program aligns with several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including:

  • SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Examples of 10 Activities you will do as a volunteer for this project:

  • Conduct workshops on business development planning
  • Provide training in specific income-generating skills
  • Mentor young entrepreneurs
  • Facilitate networking opportunities
  • Help to develop marketing plans
  • Provide support with financial management
  • Advise on legal and regulatory issues
  • Help to raise awareness of entrepreneurship
  • Promote the program to potential volunteers and donors

The final impact of this project on local communities in Nepal:

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program has the potential to have a significant impact on local communities in Nepal. The program can help to reduce unemployment and poverty, as well as promote economic growth and development. The program can also help to empower young people and give them the skills they need to become self-sufficient.

Skills you will learn from this project:

As a volunteer in the Youth Entrepreneurship Program, you will learn a variety of skills, including:

  • Business development planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Marketing
  • Financial management
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Fundraising
  • Public speaking

Relevant Skills, Education, and Requirements:

To be a volunteer in the Youth Entrepreneurship Program, you should have the following skills, education, and requirements:

  • A passion for entrepreneurship
  • Experience working with young people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A willingness to learn and adapt

Your cultural experience and Project Setting:

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program will take place in Nepal, a country with a rich culture and history. You will have the opportunity to learn about Nepali culture and to interact with local people. The project setting will be in the outskirts of Kathmandu, Okhaldhunga.

Food and accommodation:

During your time in Nepal, you will be provided with three meals a day and accommodation in a hostel or host family. You are responsible for any additional dietary requirements.

Start Dates:

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program starts on the first and third Mondays of each month.

Schedule and commitments:

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program is a full-time commitment. You will be expected to work 40 hours per week. The schedule will be flexible and will be based on the needs of the project.

Typical day:

A typical day in the Youth Entrepreneurship Program might include:

  • Conducting a workshop on business development planning
  • Providing training in a specific income-generating skill
  • Mentoring a young entrepreneur
  • Facilitating a networking event
  • Helping to develop a marketing plan
  • Providing support with financial management
  • Advising on legal and regulatory issues
  • Promoting the program to potential volunteers and donors

On Arrival Training:

On arrival in Nepal, you will be provided with two to three days of orientation on the project, health and safety, language and culture, planning, and half-day excursions.

Monitoring and support system:

You will be closely monitored and supported by the VIN team throughout your time in the program. You will have a dedicated mentor who will provide you with guidance and support.

Project Locations:

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program will take place in the outskirts of Kathmandu, Okhaldhunga.

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About Volunteers Initiative Nepal


House # 735, Saibaba Marga, Balaju - 16, Kathmandu, 44611, NP

Mission Statement

Volunteers Initiative Nepal's (VIN) mission is to empower marginalized communities, with a focus on women and children, through enhanced educational programs and community training to promote equality, economic wellbeing and basic human rights.


About VIN Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is a non-religious, non-political, non-governmental, non-for-profit organization (NGO) which was founded in 2005 by a diverse group drawn from development workers, educationalists, social activists and other professionals. VIN is officially registered under the Society Act with the District Administration Office Kathmandu (Reg No. 147/062/63), and is also affiliated to the Social Welfare Council Nepal (SWC) (Affiliation No. 20910). VIN focuses on community-based projects involving local volunteers backed up by international volunteers. Objectives VIN aims to give people the right tools and knowledge to help themselves. The focus is on helping women and children through special educational programs and community training projects conducted independently and/or in association with like minded organisations. VIN has addopted an integrated community development approach. Specific objectives include:

  • To help make women self-reliant through a number of initiatives including literacy classes; income generation projects; savings and credits groups and raising awareness on health, sanitation and the environment.
  • To support and provide facilities for early childhood development, encouraging a good, basic foundation for young children at the start of their education.
  • Provide a platform for children to participate in non-formal creative activities, as well as developing their life skills and making them aware of their basic rights, through the establishment of Children's Clubs in schools.
  • To help children who have suffered as a result of the conflict to regain access to education.
  • Provide sponsored education to disadvantaged children including orphans, conflict victim children and children from very poor and disadvantaged families.
  • Provide community youths with English language classes; a youth club forum in which to enhance their social and professional skills and with the opportunity to volunteer within their local community.
  • Raise awareness of the need for English language skills and to facilitate the teaching of English within schools, monasteries and nunneries.
  • Help ensure the quality of education being provided, through conducting teacher training workshops, seminars and exchange visits.
  • Provide resources and healthcare professionals to assist the health post, which serves the local community.
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of good sanitation and provide education in personal hygiene.
    Offer support in the establishment of a Community Learning Center (CLC) to provide learning platforms for eliminating illiteracy and for developing the professional capacity of local people.
  • To support orphanages through offering financial assistance for education, food and clothing, and through the placement of volunteers.
  • Introduce international volunteers to the richness of Nepali culture and ensure a safe and memorable stay in a supportive environment.

International Volunteer Programs VIN offers extremely competitive and affordable fees for voluntary work in Nepal and has been mobilizing international and local volunteers in its various programs, helping make a sustainable difference and improve the lives of Nepali people in the most disadvantaged communities.

Community Based Volunteer Placements

Volunteers participating in community based projects will be placed with a host family within the community in which they are working. In addition to receiving food and accommodation, this is also an excellent opportunity for volunteers to immerse themselves in the Nepali community, within a supportive environment, learning about Nepali lifestyle, culture and language and sharing their culture in return. VIN has a number of volunteering opportunities within the rural community, these include:

  • Women's Empowerment Projects such as women's education; income generation; savings and credits; and health, sanitation and the environment.
  • Child Care Initiatives such as children's clubs; early childhood development; schooling for conflict victims and orphanage support.
  • Youth Development Schemes such as a community youth club to develop life skills and English language classes.
  • Teacher Training and Education, including workshops, seminars and exchange visits.
  • The Health Program, which mobilises volunteer healthcare professionals to see and treat patients and raise awareness on sanitation issues.
  • Additional volunteer projects in the community include the establishment of a community learning center; construction and manual work, and environment and agroforestry.

Monastery and Nunnery Placements

Although VIN's main focus is on development projects within the rural community, VIN also provides volunteer placement opportunities in monasteries and nunneries. This program helps educate young monks and nuns in conversational English, as well as developing their life skills and providing an opportunity to participate in creative activities.
Volunteers are placed in the monastery or nunnery in which they are teaching, and in addition to receiving food and accommodation, they are also able to witness and gain a fascinating insight into Tibetan Buddhist practices and rituals. VIN a meaningful local volunteer organization offering affordable volunteering programs abroad, meaningful vacations and gap year travel in Nepal, Asia. Whether you are planning to volunteer abroad, take a gap year or go on a meaningful vacation, we offer you very affordable travel programs in Asia!
If you are planning to take a gap year, career breaks, short travel holiday, VIN volunteer Nepal programs can be your right fit. We have wonderful Nepal volunteer and travel opportunities. Our well structured grass-root level rural community programs targeting to women, children youth and teachers at the most disadvantaged communities can accommodate any age groups - young, adults and senior people from local to overseas volunteer. Adventure Programs We also organize affordable adventure programs, e.g. trekking, hiking, sight seeing, Bunge Jump, White water rafting, jungle safari, mountain flights through our partner institutes. The cost will be a way cheaper and it also gives a little money for the organization's projects in the community. So you can make many things in one with VIN. We ensure your memorable and life changing experience with us.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Education & Literacy, International


Mon Jul 01, 2024 - Sun Sep 29, 2024


Pahiko RoadKhusibu Town Planning,NayabazarKathmandu, Asia Nepal



  • SWOT / GAP Analysis
  • Business Analysis
  • Administrative Support
  • Business Development
  • Advertising
  • Critical Thinking


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 15
  • 30 hours per week, 4 weeks minimum in person

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