Empowering Women of Nepal- EWN has been conducting Girls Leadership Training actively since 2014 targeting teenage girls of government schools of Nepal. The training which is shortly known as GOAL not only focused on providing Leadership training but also developing interests for girls in sports. In this training we provide life skills, knowledge along with sports skills.
Since beginning to till now it has conducted this training in 17 schools in and out of the valley with a total of more than 1000 beneficiaries. Basically the training includes of four main sessions Be yourself, Be healthy, Be empowered and Be money savvy. And under these sessions there are many topics related to knowledge and life skills.
Objectives and the contents of the training
- To develop the self-confidence in girls
- To provide knowledge on health and hygiene
- To aware them about Early marriage, violence
- To motivate them towards sports
Contents of the training
- Peer Pressure
- Conflict Ladder
- Girls & Boys, Gender & work
- Health & Hygiene
- HIV/AIDS and Contraception Methods
- Know Your Rights
- Early Marriage
Be Money Savvy
- Managing Money
- Saving Plan
- Bank or not to bank
The camp was intended for teenage girls studying in classes 7 to 10 in the rural areas of western region.
Training materials covering the contents of the program were prepared and packaged as per modules for the participants. Following materials were used:
- Whiteboard and marker
- Volleyball balls
- Domes and cones
The training involved individual and group exercises as well and inputs from the facilitators. Following approaches were used for the training:
- Role Play
- Games related to topics like ( Chinese Whispers, Hygiene Tag, Protecting the bee, etc)
Introduction and the Training Overview
EWN conducted 4 days GOAL camp as a Girls Leadership Training in Jumla from May 02 – May 05. There were total of 74 participants on the first day and few girls were added on the second day. This was the first time EWN conducted its training in northwestern part of Nepal which is the hilly region of Nepal. The time period for the training was from 10 am in the morning till 3 pm in the afternoon. We provided tracksuit for participants and also provided afternoon meal for all the trainees including teacher staffs during the training period. We conducted the program in coordination with RCDS Pvt. Ltd. and PACE Nepal. The training was provided by facilitators of EWN and other teacher who had previously taken 4 days GOAL Training of Trainers program. We as well had 2 volunteers from PACE Nepal to help us throughout the training.
On the first day, we started our Be Yourself Session. In this session, we covered four topics like Communication, Peer Pressure, Conflict ladder, and Leadership. The students were very attentive and actively participated in the activities. The students as well filled pre-evaluation form.
On the second day, we covered Be Healthy session. In this session we covered topics like Girls and Boys, Gender and work, Menstruation, HIV/AIDS, Contraception, and Personal Hygiene. Students were also shown video about menstruation. Then students played a game about Hygiene tag which they enjoyed a lot.
On the third day, we covered our important session which is Be Empowered. In this session, we covered topics like Early Marriage, Know your Rights, Violence, and Trafficking.
On the last day of our training we covered Be Money Savvy session. In this session students were taught about Managing Money, Saving Plan, Budgeting and Bank or not to bank. The students filled post-evaluation form upon the completion of the training. Later the girls were provided with certificate of participation and the game material including 10 volleyball, 10 footballs, 10 pairs of badminton, 4 sets of cock, 2 hand pumps and a first aid kit box.
The program was a great success for despite some obstacles like transportation and going to another school, the girls were regular. they showed great enthusiasm during the lessons and as well participated actively in the games, roleplay and discussion. we were much satisfied with the improvement that the girls showed after the end of the training. also, we would like to express our deepest thanks to our facilitators and training for active participation in the training.