She is a 19-year old girl lived at Pokhara. With a total of six family members, She lives with her grandmother, father, mother, elder and younger sisters. Her family has to listen lifelong from the society that daughters lack social support in old age and are burdened with the responsibility of saving for a dowry on their wedding. Her parents, on the other hand, believe that if girls are educated and work hard they will achieve something. Her mother began working with her father in tailoring as her and her sisters' needs and expenses grew as they grow older. Her parents go to work early in the morning, and she and her sisters go to school while doing all of the household chores. After completing her +12, she wants to take Female Trekking Guide Training like her elder sister while continuing higher education to enable economic support for the family, and on Jan 2021 she enrolled in Female Trekking Guide Training organized by Empowering Women of Nepal to enhance her capabilities, confidence and financial independence just like her elder sisters.
Nov 10, 2020
Girl hopes for a better tomorrow
By Lucky K. Chhetri - Executive Director
Manjari Presenting her project
Manjari is from Gorkha district of Nepal. She joined EWN's trekking guide training in January 2020. At an early age her father passed away which made it very difficult for her family financially. Her sister gave up her dream of continuing school and began working with her mother at household and farm work. Later her mother got married to another man and had a son with the step father. Even though her mother married to another man, her mother was closed to her and her sister. Nepal severe earthquake 2015 killed her mother when her house collapsed. After that her step father did not care about them and the step brother even began to live with them.She had learnt to be strong, since she no longer had parents to protect her and her siblings
She joined grade 8 and her brother joined Kindergarten from the support of an organization. Her paternal uncle later died as well, and she became more hopeless and broken. She couldn't stop crying as she always thinks about her parents and that never really goes away though the sadness fades with time. Her sister and brother are all she had. She feels lucky and grateful to have them and relied on them for support. She and her brother depend on her sister who is looking the home. Now she wants to study hard and support her sister financially through trekking. On Female Trekking Guide Training, she thinks that she learnt so much. She is hopeful for her new life. She is happy and hopes to make decent income from trekking after the situation gets back to normal.
Jul 14, 2020
Training of Trainers (ToT) for Trainer Development
By Lucky K Chhetri - Director
The five days Training of Trainers (ToT) was conducted from 6th – 10th March, 2020 was completed before the nationwide lockdown over coronavirus pandemic was imposed. The Training was organized by Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN) for learning group facilitators/trainers and empowers them to be able to conduct training with adolescent, youth, local community and to mobilize the necessary resources. The training focused on building the capacity of participant trainers. The training was conducted by trainer, Chirag Sikhre with his assistant Helena Thres from Yogita Foundation, India to 28 participant facilitators from Empowering Women of Nepal and 3 Sisters Company.
Experiential learning methodology was followed, comprising of brainstorming, interactive discussions, experience sharing, role playing, group work, and group and individual presentations by the participants. All the sessions were made interactive to ensure the interest and active participation of the participants. There were new activities every day and participants enjoyed learning and were happy to do so.
The training was started with Rapport Building for following reason to know the trainers and build rapport with trainers and with rest of the team to break the ice by creating friendly environment. Then, participant's expectation carried out to know the training needs. In this five days training, the participants got the training on Team Building, Elements of Successful Training, Handling the group, Designing and Developing of Training, Public Speaking, Theory of ADDIE, Communication and Style/Role of leader through activities and group work.
The last session of the TOT was closing ceremony of the event. The certificates of participation were awarded to the participants with thank you note to the trainers by CEO of EWN. After getting the training, the participants felt they have gained knowledge on leading the training with active participation of paticipants.