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CONTACT INFO
Himalayan Foundation Nepal
P.O. Box: 8975 EPC 4030,
Dhapasi, Kathmandu
Skype: david.prasain
Email: info@hfn.org.np
Email: himalayanfn@gmail.com
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Women Empowerment Program : (Minium 1 Week to 5 Months)

The project focuses on women and children from the worst affected areas of the country; it aims to develop a systematic approach to uplift the women in the society; and provide a secure future to the children through various programs and activities. Many children and women survivors of conflict and from rural areas are working in miserable and vulnerable conditions for their survival, putting their education, health, development and life at risk. Many of them are also working as bonded laborers, domestic helpers who are often traumatized and abused by their employers and seniors. Young girls and women are especially victims of these people.

They need proper counseling and guidance for their rehabilitation. Through social reintegration  the aim is for the ultimate rehabilitation of such children. The goal of the project is to enable the women and children to regain the rights, identity and status in the society by reintegrating those women and children who have been separated from their families and homes; and rehabilitating those who have lost entire family, property and have been displaced due to the conflict by empowering them with both education and skilled trainings.

We aimed to empower women victimized due to both Maoist and the Government force. Initially, we have started this project as "Home for Conflict Victim Women and Children" and our target group was to empower and provide shelter for the women affected by the conflict between Maoist and the Government only. If you have addition skill in extra curricula activities like empowering women etc then you are most welcome.
As a volunteer you will be:

  • To literate the targeted group by providing  basic and various awareness education 
  • To build up their self confidence through counseling and providing them Empowerment training.
  • To provide education to the children
  • To establish and sustain them back in society by providing various skill development and income generating training like:

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be:

  • At least 16 years or older at the start of the program.
  • Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different. environments.
  • Prepared to do some manual work in their placement.

What we provide?

Airport Pickup/ Transportation:

  • Volunteers are picked up from the Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu by the manager or a representative of our organization
  • Those volunteers who will already be in Kathmandu will be met by a staff member at a decided meeting point

Orientation Week in Kathmandu and Language:
All volunteers are provided with an orientation by our manager covering topics such as Safety and Security, Transportation, Nepali Language, Nepali Local Culture 2 day guided  city tour around Kathmandu Valley too. All the activities which will be done during the period of stay.
Lodging:
Accommodation is provided at  supervision while you work in a volunteer program.  You will stay either Our  own  orphanage Home You will stay either with a host family, in a project hostel or in a Home base. In the Home base,  which provides an authentic local Nepali family environment. Volunteers are provided with their own room and bathroom which is usually shared with other volunteers though a private room can be provided by previous arrangement. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience Nepali lifestyle and live with a warm and welcoming family. You can even learn to cook Nepali food. While volunteering, our staffs will visit you every two weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure you’re satisfied and happy.

Food:
Volunteers are provided with two meals a day and a mid-day snack sourced from local ingredients. Meals are served at the orphanage home and include rice, curry and vegetables (a traditional Nepali dish known as (Dal,Bhat, Tarkali and Achar).
Project Location:
The project placements are located in all over Nepal according to your interest and chosen program. Mainly Kathmandu,  Chitwan, Pokhara, Hetauda and Nawlprasi . Most of the volunteer placements are located within 2-4 km. from their accommodation and volunteers use local transportation such as mini bus or taxis for their commuting.
Languages : English

In-country support:
24 hours support is provided by our staff members. Once you arrive in the country you will be provided with the contact details of our local coordinator who you will be able to contact at anytime during your stay.

Pre-departure information:
After we receive full and final payment, all participants are provided with a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will contain all the vital information about your program such as details of the country, project location, Visa requirements, Immunization requirements, details of accommodation, contact information and a suggestion of things to pack.


Program Fees & Expenses:

HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for volunteering in Nepal. Compare our prices and services to other organizations.
One week US$ 350
Two weeks US$ 425
Three weeks US$ 500
Four weeks (a month) US$ 575
For each additional month US$ 500

What you are paying for?
The program fee is used to provide both a professional and welcoming volunteer service program and helps fund work at the orphanage and the HFN sponsor program for underprivileged children in the community.
Services included in program fee

  • Pickup from the airport, transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.  
  • Orientation.
  • Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
  • NGO government tax.
  • Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu

 

What is NOT included?
Apart from the fees, other costs that are to be met by the volunteers are:

  • Airfare / travel to Nepal
  • Visa and Visa extension fee (Visa (tourist) fee in US$: for 15 days, US$25 for 30 days US$40 for 90 days US$100 Per additional day:- US$2 fine maximum 90 day per year)
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax)
  • Local Transportation
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any other Donations

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