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Feb 11, 2019

Assistant Guide Refreshing Training

Assistant Guide Refreshing Training
Assistant Guide Refreshing Training

EWN has expended its training programs to include refreshing course for Assistant Guides to expand their skills to prepare for Guides. The training was started from Jan 13th to Jan 25th for two weeks. The objective of this training was to upgrade the skill of trekking assistant guide. As well as the English classes after the refreshment break. Together with this, we conducted three days workshops – “Alternative to Violence Training Workshop for Peace” to our guides from 26th -27th Jan, 2019.

The training starts at 10.30am and ends at 4:15pm.

On the first day of training there was opening ceremony by our director, Lucky Chhetri give formal speech about the purpose of training. Everyone who was part of that day gave their introduction. Then our first class start on topic Himalayan Society and culture by our permanent trekking guide Indra Bahadur Rai. English class was taken by our volunteers as daily schedule for 2 hours.

On the second day of training they learnt about culture and tradition which was highly demanded by assistant guides. During the trekking field they were mostly asked by trekkers about the cultures and traditions now they are able to give information to trekkers about culture and tradition of Nepal. Also they learn about effective way of communicating with trekkers.

On the third day of training class start at sharp 10.30 on topic culture and tradition. It was broader topic for the participants as they were unknown about cultures and tradition of mountains people. Like in daily schedule they learnt English class from the volunteers from different countries.

On the fourth day of training the class schedule was same as 3rd day, class continued with same topic. About English class participants were divided into 3 groups for English class by 4 volunteers.

On the fifth day assistant guides were on field to visit monastery and temple with their subject teacher to learn about religions. They explore new knowledge and information from the field and were feeling excited in practical field.

On the sixth day of training our guest teacher started at 10:30 am on topic History of Nepal. This was also one of the subjects demanded by assistant guides. They told us that some trekkers also ask about the history of Nepal and they have very less information but now they are capable of answering those questions. Might be they have got information to response trekkers.

Saturday was public holiday so office was closed.

On the eighth day of training class start with our guest lecturer and topic for that was flora and fauna. During the trekking field they used to observe many plants and animals which they were unknown even they don't even know their names. So it was the interesting topic for them. After that our class ends by learning English class.

The schedule for day nine was similar to day eighth as topic was same flora and fauna but they went for short trip to explore new things.

On the tenth day of training the topic was map reading. This topic was also demanded by the participants of the training. In this training topic are choosen by participants themselves. So this training enhances the knowledge skills during field.

On the eleventh day of training the topic was geography. On that day few guides were absent as they went for trekking. Otherwise class was running smoothly.

On the 12th day, topic was first aid. Our guest lecture taught about emergency first aid useful during traveling mountains. While trekking people suffer from low attitude, cold, injuries, sunstroke, sunburn and other sickness so this topic was equally important for guide in emergency case.

After twelfth day they have regular English classes for extra 2 weeks to improve the English language to communicate with the trekker guests.

At last, we are very thankful to all the volunteers, guides, guest teachers, staffs, donors and partner who were supportive during training period.

 

 

 

Nov 12, 2018

Career building in Adventure Tourism

Female Trekking Guide Training 2018

On 19th August, 2018 EWN conducted 4 week training of Basic Female Trekking Guide Training. There were 44 girls who came from 15 different districts and for the very first we had participant come from Rukum, a remote western district of Nepal. The girls learned basic mountain skills, rock climbing, first aid, environment and sanitation, hygiene, leadership, communication, flora and fauna, roles and responsibilities of guide, women’s right and many more, in both theoretical and practical ways. The girls as well had the opportunity to go to 2 days trek in a neighboring district.



The objectives of the training included the following:

  • Help trainees acquire the knowledge about empowerment, tourism, responsibilities of guides, different aspects of societies
  • Help trainees acquire the skills about trekking guides and mannerism towards clients
  • Help trainees explore the tourism sector of Nepal
  • Help trainees to build up their confidence level and be brave
  • Help trainees develop into a professional trekking guide


 
The training program was a success and all of the girls were very much excited in the process of becoming guide. The dedication and hard-work of the girls have always encouraged us to conduct such training every year. Moreover, the Founder of EWN, Lucky K. Chhetri emphasized the importance of the training, since it will go to impact on the growth of confidence level, knowledge about various aspects of society, and moreover the skills to be a perfect guide of the participants. T

Conclusion

The evaluation of the participants indicated that the training was successful.  The objective of the training was met and the girls were happy that their expectations were matches. This training not only helped them become a professional guide but also provided them the confidence to become a confident person. The girls were glad to receive the free training and thanked EWN team for providing such an opportunity.

Aug 16, 2018

GOAL Training of Trainers Program

We conducted 4 days GOAL Training of Trainers (TOT) program in collaboration with Right 4 Children from 25th of July 2018 till 28th of July 2018. Right 4 Children is a NGO based in Pokhara, Nepal. It was established in 2013 AD with the aim of empowering the most vulnerable children, young people and women to access their rights and to improve their lives. The training was provided to teachers and students of four different schools of Kaski together with three staffs of Right 4 Children organization. The training was conducted with a motive to provide the teachers with idea of new teaching methods to the children. The GOAL program encourages the students to be taught not only theoretically but with fun. Each of the topics in the GOAL program has game, presentation, demonstration or drama together with lessons. This helps in easy understanding of the lessons to the children. Also, the lessons are mostly based on the development of social and personal development of the children.

The four different modules "Be Healthy", "Be Empowered", "Be Money Savvy" and "Be Yourself" includes different topics as Menstruation, Contraceptives, HIV /AIDS, Violence, Rights, My community, Saving Plan, Budgeting, Challenges to Saving, Leadership, Communication and such. These topics are new to children and as well very important to learn about. Thus with the motive to extend our objective of making children especially girls empowered we conducted the GOAL TOT Training so that many students get the knowledge through their teachers and friends.

On the first day of the training topics as communication, conflict ladder and leadership from "Be Yourself" module was taught. The trainees as well were asked to do group work related to above mentioned topics and had discussion.

On the second day lessons on Menstruation, Contraception and Hygiene was delivered from "Be Healthy" module.

On the third day lessons on Violence, Rights and My Community was taught from "Be Empowered" module.

On the fourth day topics as Managing Money, Saving Plan and Challenges to Saving was conducted from "Be Money Savvy" module.

All of the topics mentioned above had game and also the participants were engaged with energizer and discussion to make the classes more effective. The participants were happy with the training and the training was a success. We would like to thank all the participants for their support and enthusiastic participation during the training. We as well want to express thanks to all the trainers of EWN for conducting the training and making it successful.

 
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