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Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal

by Women LEAD
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Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
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Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal
Empower 400 Girls and Boys to be Leaders in Nepal

Summary

Women LEAD is a leadership and professional development organization for young women, led by young women, in Kathmandu. This project will fund two of our signature programs; our LEAD course, a year long leadership course for 30 girls in their final year of high school and our School Leadership Program which expands the reach of our LEAD course to over 280 girls and boys aged 14 and 15 in middle school. Our goal is to foster an entire generation that supports and celebrates female leadership.

$8,000
total goal
$2,856
remaining
31
donors
4
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Nepal is a deeply patriarchal society. It is women themselves who best understand their own needs but their voices continue to be unheard. Women must have a seat at the decision-making table if this is to change, yet, in Nepal, and globally, so little is invested in empowering girls to advocate for themselves. We address this issue at its root; giving young women the tools they need to be active, powerful leaders and boys the knowledge of how to be an ally and supporter of their female peers.

Solution

WLEAD addresses this challenge by training young women how to be strong leaders in their individual communities. We do this through: The LEAD Course: An intensive year-long after-school youth leadership and activism program for 30 high school girls. The School Leadership Program, 15 weekly co-ed workshops led by our LEAD participants in middle schools across the Kathmandu Valley addressing issues such as gender discrimination and violence. Our community; a dedicated network of 250+ alumni, peers

Long-Term Impact

Our model of paying-it-forward and engaging girls & boys means that our program has built in sustainability, creating enduring and long-term outcomes. Our program is designed to foster a generation of independent leaders; we don't create dependence, we uproot it. After going through our program our LEADers are equipped with the skills to study at the university of their choice, enter a leadership position in their school or community and have greater access to employment opportunities.

Resources

http:/​/​women-lead.org/​
Women LEAD Website

Organization Information

Women LEAD

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @womenleadnepal
Project Leader:
Dipasa Bista
Washington, DC United States
$5,144 raised of $8,000 goal
 
163 donations
$2,856 to go
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