Empowering Women of Nepal conducted GOAL Leadership camp and STEM training on January 12th -17th, 2020 for young boys and girls aged below 18 years old of Jagat Sundar Secondary School, Kathmandu. The GOAL Training includes 4 modules: Be Yourself, Be healthy, Be Empowered and Be Money Savvy that includes sub-topics. STEM is a curriculum based idea of teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in an innovative and practical approach. The training program was 4 day GOAL camp and a day STEM introductory training for 46 participants: 27 girls and 19 boys of Jagat Sundar Secondary School's students.
The five day training was conducted based on the best time for school and participants at the time of school winter vacation so their classes are not disturbed. The training objective is to empower young girls and boys with valuable life skill and to help develop their math, science and computer skills. Participants were enthusiastic to learn through game and activities. They were actively participating and enjoying learning through activities. They learnt about leadership skills, communication skills, peer pressure, budgeting, women rights, contraception, managing money, saving plans, domestic violence in GOAL Event; and in STEM Event they learnt by doing in group activities like building earthquake resistant building, bridge, designing bubble and potato dome to learn scientific term and their application in our daily life. On the last day of training, distributed completion certificates to all participants.
Dec 9, 2019
Grateful for the opportunities
By Lucky K. Chhetri - Executive Director
Her father took her to Nepal when she was four, left her with his sister and went back to India. Mina didn't know her mother and father. When she got older, she asked her aunt about her parents and she replied that she didn't know where her parents were. Her aunt had a big family and had financial problem, which caused her to drop out of school during her seventh grade. She was helping her aunt in the field and at home.
She was just 14 years old when her aunt persuaded her to marry with nearby village man and the man told her that he was going to send her to school. After marriage, her husband sent her to school and later he went abroad for work. Her laws used to tell unnecessary things about her. Her husband scolded her on the phone. Every family member hated her and did not give her enough food to eat and rather give lots of work. By this behavior, she left home and went to Syangja and began to work in a hotel. They didn't come to look for her to take back during that time. After 4 months her family came to the Syangja Police Office to give her divorce notice and she was happy to give divorce. And she was still working at the hotel, and she met the man and shared her story and he told her to come to Pokhara so he could help her to find a job. She came to Pokhara and asked what you want to do and she replied that she wanted to continue her education. He sent me to the Children Home and completed her grade 12. After that she joined our female trekking guide training to learn skills and earn for her livelihood. She feels now confident in herself. Now she is working as an assistant guide at 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking Company.
Sep 10, 2019
Children Education Support
By Lucky Karki Chhetri - Executive Director
Many Nepali girls are deprived her education because of poverty, marginalization, discrimination, socially excluded families to continue and support children's schooling where parent's income is even not sufficient to fulfill the basic needs such as food and clothing. Also in Nepal, many parents prefer not to invest in a girl's education because girl will be married within a few years leaving house after marriage.
The scholarship fund has been established so that deserving children from low income families can get education despite their financial difficulties. EWN provide financial support to educate a child upto grade 10, covering the tuition, a school uniform and stationery. Education empowers girls to fulfill their dreams. More than 10 children of our children home are now pursuing higher education and some are doing job. Education helps them in economically independent and supporting their families. They can fight for their rights and discrimination. Currently we are supporting 10 children with full scholarship.
Education Support to Disadvantaged Nepali Children Project is deactivated from GlobalGiving as for this year EWN got fund and will continue this project to support marginalised children . EWN has two other Nepali young girls and women empowerment projects besides this Education Support project on GlobalGiving.
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