For $500, we can sponsor a group of 15 women
Why Nepal? Why women in Nepal? Why ETC?
- Nepal is, economically, a very poor country in which per capita annual income is only $240 - rural areas especially suffer
- Due to poverty, low caste status, and gender discrimination, barely 26% of women in Nepal are literate
- One of the best ways to improve children’s lives is to educate their mothers
- For Educate the Children (ETC), the fundamental goal of their Women’s Development Programs is empowerment
ETC Women’s Development Programs help rural women acquire skills and build the self-confidence needed to become leaders, while improving the income, health and well-being of communities
What will our sponsorship provide?
- ETC provides women 15 months of intensive literacy training:
- Basic Literacy Class (6 months)
- Advanced Literacy Class (6 months)
- Legal Literacy Class (3 months) teaching women about their fundamental rights as women, as Nepali citizens and as human beings
- A daughter of every member will receive a scholarship to attend their local school
In a society where females are generally given more duties and less freedom and opportunities than their male peers, increasing the availability of education and literacy for women and girls of all ages is a vital step forward.
- Other advance programs include:
- Microcredit activities
- Off-farm income generation activities
- Leadership training
- Group management
- Record keeping training
- Public health training
- Business management
- Gender training: for group members and their husbands, geared toward improving both the relationships between men and women and the treatment of daughters
The effect of these programs on the lives of women
and whole communities is profound.