Female Trekking Guide Training 2017
The program began with an intensive 4-week training course from August 13th and ended on September 8th where 41 young girls from 13 districts of Nepal joined the 4 weeks Female Trekking Guide Training to learn practical mountain skills, including rock climbing, guiding, first aid, as well as women’s health, leadership, English and flora and fauna of the Himalayas, in both a classroom and field setting, organized by sEWN.
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
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. The participants were encouraged to learn and explore about various topics related to become a skilled trekking guide.On the last week, 2 days and one night stay field trip was organized at Ghalel Organic Farming Village, Kaski.
The evaluation of the participants indicated that the training was successful. To a large extend the objectives of the training and expectations of participants were met. The experiences, skills, knowledge and interactive mode of presentation made facilitation friendly and lively.Most of the participants were of the view that the training was very useful to them and build up their confidence level to some extent. Most of the participants were very happy to get this free training program. They were very thankful to the entire EWN team for such a great opportunity.