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Teach English in Schools
Primary Health Care and Medical Program
HIV/AIDS awareness program
Non-formal Education Program
Women's Empowerment/Support Program



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Empowerment/Support Program for women
 

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Project Overview

Women form a greater part of the population in Nepal. Their roles cannot be neglected in ensuring the continual corporate existence of the nation. Women are required to assist men and their families in diverse ways. However, if they are not adequately empowered, there's no way they can achieve the aim. GVS is now patterning with various social and welfare organizations in the nation with the intention of sending volunteers who can help in the women empowerment program.

Oftentimes, young ladies are given away to early marriage in rural areas of Nepal. Such women lack the basic education and other supports they need in order to become useful to their husbands' homes and the society at large. The level of illiteracy among such women is quite alarming. Apart from conceiving and giving birth, such women are mere liabilities to their families and their communities. Oftentimes, many of them don't even know their role in child rearing and motherhood. This is mainly because of their lack of exposure to adequate motherhood training.

In various cities like Pokhara, Kathmandu and so on, there are lots of women who are deprived on their basic rights in the society. A good number of them are wallowing in poverty, diseases and domestic violence. This is mainly because they are not enlightened on the right steps to take. Records have it that about 50% of the Nepalese women don't have access to basic education. Their male counterparts have better hand when it comes to education. Most families prefer to train their male children while they give away their female children in marriage without basic education. This has contributed to the level of illiteracy among most women in Nepal.

In order to help the women, GVS has come up with this empowerment/support program for women. You can volunteer to help such women live better lives in their respective families and communities.

You're Responsibilities as a Volunteer

When you volunteer to assist in the Empowerment/Support program for women, you're expected to perform the following roles:

  • Helping local welfare organization who care for women in Nepal
  • Teaching the women the basics of English Language.
  • Helping them to develop marketing skills
  • Assisting in abolitions of exploitation of women.
  • Teaching women and young girls various vocational skills such as Computer skills, Basic Math, sewing, beautician work, hairdressing, stitching, and handicraft work etc.
  • Helping drug addicts.
  • Participating in various women empowerment programs and fields like education, health, or in training centers.
  • Encouraging the women to start off mini businesses or jobs

PLEASE NOTE: The work is very flexible. You can get your work schedule from the NGO staff in charge of the project. You're expected to work 3 to 4 hours daily as from Mondays to Fridays. You can always adjust your work to suit your holiday periods and other engagements you may have. Remember, the activities mentioned above are just an outline, you might also be asked for other projects related activities by project coordinator, and you must be willing to give them a helping hand.

Education Requirements and Project Skills

  • No specific qualification or prior experience is required
  • Volunteers must be 18 years or above. (If you are less than 18 years and you have a strong desire to work, you can participate in our projects, but you have to bring a permission letter from your parents or guardian).
  • You must have respect for womanhood
  • You're expected to have a basic knowledge of English to communicate with the project staff and local people.
  • You're expected to be imaginative, patient, enthusiastic, creative and hardworking.
  • Finally you should also be flexible, self-motivated, kind, supportive, and open minded with desire to learn and serve poor people of new culture and religion.

How GVS makes all the difference in your trip

It's a sacred duty to empower women in diverse ways. When you work to assist women, you're actually saving an entire nation. As you volunteer to help in the empowerment/support program for women in Nepal, GVS ensures you're adequately protected. You're free to tour various locations in Nepal. You can always visit the mountains and other site attractions. You have the unique opportunity of learning a lot from the rich culture of the Nepalese people. You'll also be sharing your own culture with the people. What's more? You have the opportunity of making lifetime friends as you go about your duties in the nation. The impact you'll make on the women and the communities is sure to remain ever green in their minds.

The below given project fact file gives you a quick and general overview about the program. If you having any confusion or questions about the given program, then please feel free to write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.organd let us know about your problem. We will solve your problem and our customer care center will reply you in 1-2 days.

Country: Nepal
Project Type: Women's Empowerment/Support Program
The Locations: GVS projects are located in rural and urban areas of Kathmandu
The project starting dates: Our orphanage project begins on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you are not able to schedule your flight date in the above mentioned date, then please write us:info@globalvolunteersolutions.org for other alternative dates so that we could arrange alternative dates for our volunteers.
Who can apply – Our orphanage program is open for all ages and nationalities. You should be at least 18 years old. However, if a volunteer is less than 18, then he/she has to take permission letter from their parents or from their guardians.
Requirements and other skills: Our orphanage project does not need any specific qualification or special experience, all you need is lots of enthusiasm, flexibility, self-motivation, full confidence and open mind to learn from new cultures. A volunteer must have at least medium level of English communication skills for this project, as you will need English to exchange your views with others
Project Duration: We have both short-term and long-term projects. How ever it will depend on the volunteer’s demand and flexibility. Projects are available from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.
Required Donation: You pay $375 for 2 weeks, US$145 for every week thereafter except registration and application processing fee.
Donation Contribution: Almost 70%-80% weekly program fee directly goes to your food and accommodation plus project support. Remaining 20% -30% donations goes to field management, coordinators and other general expenses in the host county.
Arrival/Departure Point: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal
Accommodation: You will get minimal types of accommodation. Volunteer should not expect any luxurious accommodation while stay and work in the project site. Our Accommodation depends on your project locations. You may stay with a host family or in a Guest House in single or shared room with a fan, with a shared bathroom with cold water and half board.
Food: Host family provide 2-3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or as per the itinerary. You will receive normal and same types of food that local family prepares for themselves. Volunteers do not expect special food from the host family. Some volunteers have lunch at the orphanage or as per the itinerary
Project Hours: Working Hours are flexible; 5-6 days a week, approximately 3-4 hours per day, all other time is free. The project coordinator or staff will provide you all the working hours and activities that you will need to prepare in the project.
Cost of getting to the project from host family: Depending on location; up to 1 hour bus ride or other types of transportation (Budget approximately US$10-15 per week): NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKLY FEE.
Support Group: GVS has an effective and sound support system which is always present to route and guide you whenever you need any kind of help. You can contact our local coordinator 24/7 for any help or assistance.

Program Dates & Costs

In order to adjust the flight schedule of the volunteer and to make our schedule more flexible, All Global Volunteer Solutions programs start on every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month Volunteers are advised to adjust their flight schedule and other important works according to language program schedules (not available in Cambodia). It is very unlikely to make extra arrangements for the missed classes. Internees and volunteers can stay and wait at the hotel on their own expense to start the program from the beginning.

Note: if a volunteer could not schedule or arrange their flight date in the above mentioned dates, then please write us for other alternative dates

Fee For Volunteer Programs
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
$275 $350 $425 $500 $575 $650 $ 725 $ 800 $ 875 $ 950 $ 1025
                     
Fee For Volunteer Internship
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
US$310  $385 $460 $ 535 $ 610 $685 $760 $ 835 $910 $985 $1060
 
Airport pick up, transfer to host family/hostel and orientation: US $125


Allocation of Global Volunteer Solution Fees:

If you are wondering where your volunteer's fees are going, then you should know that all of Global Volunteer Solution's programs solely rely on participant program fees. With the fees volunteers pay to enroll in the program, Global Volunteer Solution is able to attain its goals, thus raising the bar for hygiene, education and social status of local communities and bridging the gap between the Western and Eastern cultures. Ultimately, Global Volunteer Solution, its diligent volunteers, and its hopeful grassroots organizations are able to work towards a deeper cultural understanding, global unity and goodwill.


There are four categories to the Global Volunteer Solution program fees allocation

Application processing Fee
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Registration Fee
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Weekly Project Fees
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GLOBAL VOLUNTEER SOLUTIONS (GVS) FAQ FOR NEPAL
 
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL GENERAL QUESTIONS
General Questions, Before you Travel

01. What’s the best time to apply for a Nepal i volunteer program?
02. How long will it take for GVS to process my application?
03. What are the documents required from me during the application period?
04. Are there necessary qualifications for volunteers in the Nepal program?

Passport and Visa Information
Visa requirements
Program Informations

01. What in-country support do I have when in Nepal?
02. Can I get a daily schedule of programs in Nepal?
03. Where is the Nepal programs situated?
04. What is the official language of Nepal?
05. How long does the Nepal volunteer program last?
06. Will GVS arrange my flight to Nepal?
07. Is there a particular airport that I must contact and book my flight with?
08. When should I arrive in Nepal?
09. How will I recognize the GVS country coordinator?
10. What should I do if my flight to Nepal is delayed?
11. What happens if my in-country contact fails to show up?
12. Is there anything I need to prepare before leaving for Nepal?
13. How do I travel back to the airport after my volunteer program?

Food and Lodging

01. Where, how and with Whom Will I be staying with in Nepal?
02. What room will I be staying in?
03. Can I stay with my girlfriend/boyfriend or female/male friend at the same room?
04. Can I bring my local villager friend in my room?
05. Can I bring electrical appliances?
06. What about my meals?
07. What are the dos and don’ts during the project duration and the stay with the host family?
08. What happens if I am unhappy with my project or hosting facilities?
09. May I decide how long I want to stay once I get there?
10. What do I do in my free time when I am not working in the project?
11. What about drinking water?

Health and Safety Queries

01. Is it safe in Nepal?
02. What are the principle health risks in Nepal?
03. Do I need to get health insurance?
04. Who do I contact in case of a health-related emergency?
05. What are the sanitary conditions in Nepal?

Money Information

01. Is it safe to carry cash with me?
02. How much money should I bring with me?
03. What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
04. Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
05. How do I make contact with the GVS in-country coordinator?
06. How can my family members contact me?

Local Culture Information

01. Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Nepal?
02. What should I know about Nepalese religious conduct?
03. How do I respect the Nepalese people?

Materials to Bring

There are different materials that you can bring with yourself

Free Time

Enjoying free Time in Nepal

GLOBAL VOLUNTEER SOLUTIONS (GVS) FAQ FOR NEPAL Weekly
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Global Volunteer Solutions staff or travel advisors to verify this information.