Linking rural and urban girls via service learning project
Since 2013, Hamro Palo has been working in rural villages with four-week long Her Turn workshops in rural government schools to educate and empower adolescent girls aged 12-16 about gender equality, health, safety, leadership and community engagement. Over these years, the program has been able to reach 61 schools benefiting 4,445 adolescent girls in earthquake affected districts Gorkha and Sindupalchowk.
Over the period, the team has realized that it is equally important to engage with young women in cities to advocate rural girls’ issues and link it to national issues. Similarly, the team at Hamro Palo observed that there is a huge gap between the understanding, exposure and opportunities between girls in rural villages and urban area.
Hence, Her Turn, the initiator of Hamro Palo, has come up with a new fellowship program to provide young urban women with an opportunity to experience rural girls’ issues and be a part of girls’ rights advocacy.
Hamro Palo invites application from young women to participate in a 5-months-long fellowship program where they will get an opportunity to learn, share, get trained and experience rural girls’ issues and be a part of girls’ right advocacy.
A total of 20 outstanding women (19 – 28 years old) residing in Kathmandu Valley will be selected to be a part of service learning project in rural villages who will be known as Her Turn Girls Support Committee- Mentorship Program Fellow.
After the successful completion of service learning project and advocacy work, a one-day national level conference will be organized where fellows will share their learning and advocacy experiences with educators, government agencies, national and international organizations and other stakeholders.
- Young women between age group of 18-29 years; must be a Nepali citizen
- Able to participate in all programs during 5 months period (August-December 2017)
- Able to travel to Sindhupalchowk for a week
- Interest in learning and sharing in rural and remote communities
- Commit to fully participating and advocating adolescents and young women’s issues
For further details about the fellowship, visit the official website of Her Turn.
To apply, submit an online form here by 17:00 hrs (Friday), 10 August 2017.
Last year, Her Turn was honored with the prestigious ‘With and For Girls Award’ to recognize its exceptional work to improve the lives of girls.