Education  Nepal Project #15921

Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys

by PHASE Nepal
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Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys

Project Report | Mar 11, 2024
Breaking barriers : A girl's Journey to Challenge Societal Norm

By Sumati Shakya | Education Officer

Participants of girls empowerment program
Participants of girls empowerment program

Dear Friends, with your support and contribution we are able of transforming the life of girls in rural area. Girls in rural area are now more aware and empowered about why it is very important to voice their thoughts. They are also aware about the essential issues like menstruation health, early marriage, domestic violence personal hygiene, education for career building and child rights.

Urmila Shahi( name changed), a 16-year-old girl in Class 10 at Siddhakali Secondary School in Photu village, experienced a transformative journey following her participation in a training program.

In Soru Rural Municipality, there is cultural norms that restrict girls from consuming dairy and touching plants during their menstrual period, posing challenges for girls like Urmila.

Urmila boldly abandoned the practice of staying in the cowshed during her menstrual period, instead she chose to stay in her own room, symbolizing her determination to challenge societal expectations.

While embracing change, Urmila respected certain customs like she still does not enter the kitchen and the worshiping room during her period. The workshop helped in Urmila's communication skills and raised awareness about societal issues like domestic violence and child marriage. The program emphasized the significance of taking proactive measures. Urmila acknowledged the instrumental role played by the program and the community in facilitating these positive changes.

In the workshop, she learnt about justice and the impact of raising one's voice. Urmila found herself not only a learner but as a motivator, to inspire positive change in her community. Addressing societal issues, Urmila found that the topics like domestic violence, early marriage are very important to discuss on because she wants to other girls to be aware and bring positive change in her community. The workshop highlighted the importance of sharing knowledge actively, fostering unity within the community. Gaining awareness of human trafficking. Urmila is now ready to protect her community by spreading awareness by sharing what she has learnt in the girls’ empowerment workshop.

She said that "In the girls' empowerment program, I found confidence to voice my thoughts. After attending the workshop, I discovered the power to challenge societal norms. Now have changed because of the knowledge I received, I'm motivated to inspire positive change, handle issues, and contribute to my community and support other girls like me in my community." - Urmila Shahi (name changed).

We would like to thank you and assure you that the donations that you have made have been put to the intended purposes. We thank you for your continued support and hope for the same in future too.

PHASE Nepal Team

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Location: Kathmandu - Nepal
Project Leader:
Bikash Koirala
Kathmandu , Kathmandu Nepal
$23,911 raised of $30,000 goal
308 donations
$6,089 to go
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