Create Jobs: Teach 1000 Women to Drive Taxi, Nepal

 
$75
$7,425
Raised
Remaining
Dec 11, 2012

Driving school begins in Nepal

The class
The class

Driving school is now underway in Nepal with the first class of women. The women are learning auto mechanics, how to drive safely, the rules of the road and personal self defense. This is the first ever program of its kind to be offered in Nepal and the goal is to teach 1000 women to be taxi drivers, an occupation from which they can earn money and support themselves. Studies of traffic accidents in Nepal have shown that women are safer drivers than men but in the past they've not had an opportunity to drive as an occupation due to a lack of training for women drivers. We're creating history by training them to drive, to fix a car and to defend themselves. 

The first class, consisting of 36 women, is now underway. 

Getting driving lessons
Getting driving lessons
Behind the wheel and driving
Behind the wheel and driving
Classroom training
Classroom training
Slef Defense Class
Slef Defense Class
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Organization

The Mountain Fund

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
http://www.mountainfund.org

Project Leader

Scott MacLennan

International Director
Albuquerque, New Mexico Nepal

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