Women like Gita are moving mountains...
Gita is an important part of our Teacher-Training and Quality Education Program in rural Nepal. This program trains teachers across the Everest region to deliver the kind of education that changes lives and supports children, especially girls, to attend school.
Gita spends up to seven months every year training teachers in some of the remotest corners of the region because she believes a quality education will help change the future of her country.
It is this belief that helps her spend long periods away from her child and family in Kathmandu, often walking miles at a time between remote schools.
Gita also helped launch our new vocational training program for women last year, providing young women with technical skills in tailoring and weaving.
These women have gone on to set up small businesses across the Solukhumbu, increasing their economic independence and self-esteem and providing their families with an income. In Bhutan our women weavers have already started selling their products to the Indian market and are now being trained in financial literacy.
It costs just $200 a year to put a girl through school in the Himalaya and $1000 to provide vocational training for a woman.
If you have already made a donation this financial year – thank you! If you haven’t, here is your chance to make sure girls no longer miss out on school and women don’t miss out on earning an income.