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May 22, 2019

Empowering Adolescent Girls Through Sport

On March 23rd 2019 Saturday, the 3rd Inter school girls’ volleyball competition was organized to give opportunity to the adolescent girls with leadership skills and to empower girls’ self-esteem.

The competition was organized among the schools that Empowering Women of Nepal had ran nine months GOAL Leadership program. The participated schools were Shree Janapriya Secondary School, Rameshwory Secondary School, Shree Navaprabhat Secondary School, Shree Barahi Secondary School and Shree Krishna Secondary School; in total five schools participated in the competition.

The game was started by passing ball to players by Chief Guest and EWN President. Janapriya Secondary School won the competition this time defeating Barahi School was in the finals. Rameshwory Secondary School secured a third position defeating Navaprabhat secondary school.

The winners were awarded with trophies, medals and certificates.

Sunny weather, energetic players and enthusiastic audience contributed to the overall success of this fantastic event.

May 13, 2019

Desire for Learning and Higher Education

 

Barcha Bohora

"Everyone has their own life. Life is filled with happiness, sadness, tears, smiles, laughter and emotions and everyone has their own life story. So, I have my own story. In my family there are four members in my family. I am the eldest child and have a younger brother who stays with my parents. My father name is Danta Bohora and mother’s name is Rupa Bohara. My parents have a very difficult life living in a Humla, remote district of Nepal. My father’s one eye is visually impaired and my mother is deaf. They are therefore not able to work, which makes our living and financial condition precarious. One man of a local organization recommended me to Empowering Women of Nepal. I was 4 years old when I joined Empowering Women of Nepal where I got another family. Now I am studying in grade 8 at National Inventive Secondary Boarding School, Pokhara. I am studying here from kindergarten with the support from Empowering Women of Nepal. If I did not have joined Empowering Women of Nepal, I would not have got an opportunity of education. I struggled very hard not only for me but for my parents. I always want to continue my higher education. I thank God, my parents and Empowering Women of Nepal for making my life better and encouraging me to work hard."

Feb 13, 2019

Humla Girl:Education Helped Me To Follow My Dream

JUNA was born in the remote Humla region of Nepal. Empowering Women of Nepal organized training in Humla for General Cooking for Ecotourism on 2006. Her father, who also joined that training, runs a local teashop along the way to Mt. Kailash. She has 11 brothers and sisters, all of whom depend upon agriculture to survive. They have to work very hard in the field for one meal a day and make no additional income. Due to the financial problems of her large family, Juna had to leave school after grade 5 at nine years old to work in the field to support her family.

Her family wanted her to study further but due to their financial situation, this was not possible. Fortunately, they were able to send her in Empowering Women of Nepal-EWN for her further studies and better life. She is one of the EWN’s Girls Education Scholarship recipients. After grade 10 Juna continued to work as a trekking assistant for a year and currently she is doing internship at Manipal Teaching Hospital, in Pokhara to become a laboratory technician. She chose the laboratory course and joined Pokhara Technical Training and Research Centre. Now she feel confident that she can get a better paying and more fulfilling job as an adult. Juna says, “I hope all girls of Nepal have the opportunity to attend schools and fulfill their dreams. Sometimes life is not easy for girls, but we should stay strong and focus. We should take advantage of all life’s opportunities and work hard.”

 
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