Day 2 - Kathmandu
Following a leisurely sleep in we will regroup in the hotel’s breakfast room where we will enjoy an extensive breakfast section before heading out to explore Nepal. Today we will introduce you to the Seven Women Organisation, we will have an opportunity to here their story of success, view their documentary, join them for a local cooking class and yummy lunch, as well as participate in a local language class. A fabulous opportunity for students to ask questions on culture and to learn local customs to help them to act respectful towards locals throughout our journey.
Seven Women Organisation
Young Australian social entrepreneur Stephanie Woollard began Seven Women at only 22, after meeting seven disabled women operating out of a tin shed in Kathmandu struggling to make a living and enduring harsh discrimination. With her last $200, she paid for trainers to up skill the women to produce products for sale locally and abroad - and so Seven Women was born.
Since 2006, Seven Women has built a team of fantastic people, that have been working to set Seven Women Australia up as a fundraising arm and sales channel for our ever growing operation in Nepal. Seven Women Nepal's focus is on empowering marginalized Nepalese women through equipping them with the skills and the know how to thrive. Eleven years after her first encounter with the seven women that started it all, over 5,000 women have been educated, trained and employed transforming their lives and their communities.