Safalta Women’s Education Project

Women in Nepal face major challenges in areas of discrimination, health, literacy, education, and job opportunities. The 2012 government suicide statistics for women indicate that a Nepali women aged 15-45 is on average 50 to 70 times more likely to die from suicide than a woman in a Western country. Root causes for this problem are poverty and illiteracy. Any response to this issue requires “big picture” thinking that will empower Nepali women to make positive choices for themselves, their families and their communities. There is no single solution to these challenges. Empowerment of women is recognised as a first step in breaking the cycle of despair that leads to suicide.

Project Goal

The goal of the project is to effect social change by empowering women through education.

Key Objectives

To provide programmes that are:

  • - Biased towards action
  • - Relevant to the needs of the women who attend
  • - Free
  • - Holistic
  • - Practical
  • - Sustainable
  • - Evidence based in content and approach
  • - Supported by training materials
  • - Linked to other support programmes for business training opportunities, health etc
  • - Scalable and repeatable

“I hear… I forget, I see… and I remember, I do… and I understand” — Ancient Proverb

Project Leader

Durga Adhikari is the Nepali leader for this project. She is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and the empowerment of women through education. Refer to the following documents:

Project Requirements

The project is entirely funded by donations. Money donated will be used as follows:

  • - Research expenses
  • - Course materials
  • - Trainer wages and expenses
  • - Venue expenses

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