Trekking Guide Training

Empowering Women of Nepal offers education and skilled training in guiding adventure trekking to encourage the development of self-supporting, independent and decisive women.

By offering education and skilled training in guiding adventure trekking, a male-dominated field in Nepal, EWN wants to encourage the development of self-supporting, independent and decisive women. Along with 3 Sisters and other trekking guide companies, EWN trains disadvantaged rural women of Nepal to be trekking guides and provides job placements for them.

Female trainees go through an intensive four-week program with a curriculum that includes conversational English; first aid; the history, geography and culture of Nepal; leadership skills; women's rights; trekking instruction; health and hygiene; and waste management. This is followed by a five-month paid apprenticeship programme. Further, EWN focuses on mobile training and rural community development in West Nepal through eco-tourism. A mobile team from EWN travels to remote areas of Nepal to provide intensive training in health, leadership, hygiene and sanitation, food hygiene and women's health issues. EWN has also established a home for girls who've been rescued from child labor and exploitation. The girls are provided with food, shelter, education and support from all over Nepal.

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