This year's UN International Women's Day message calls on us to create a better working world for a more inclusive, gender-equal world. AHF vocational training programs in Nepal and Bhutan are helping to close the gap for women who have endured economic hardship or domestic violence. The training programs are focused on building technical skills so that women and girls can provide for themselves and their families.
For the last 12 months, Gita Subedi, who works for our in-country partner REED Nepal has been championing our vocational training program in villages far and wide across the communities in which we work. We have now trained over 35 women in practical skills that are leading to new job opportunities and income generation for these disadvantaged women.
This year, we will be bringing you more stories of Gita and her remarkable commitment to improving the lives of the women and girls of Nepal.
The AHF Rebuild Nepal Program is working hard to rebuild over 80 schools across the Everest region that were destroyed or damaged in the 2015 earthquakes. Hear from our architect partners, Davenport Campbell, about the work they are doing to rebuild Garma Secondary School into a model school of the Solukhumbu.
Two years on from the Nepalese earthquake, the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) has made significant achievements in its rebuilding programs in the Solu Khumbu region, but highlights there is still much to be done to help the people of the Himalaya.