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Tech2Empower Advisor Application 2020 NEPAL

Kathmandu, Nepal
April 25 - May 2, 2020

Apply by November 30, 2019 to travel and volunteer with us as an Advisor for Tech2Empower Nepal.

What is Tech2Empower Nepal?
Tech2Empower Nepal is a unique opportunity to learn about and contribute to girls’ education, and to support, advise and connect with women social entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities. At the same time, you will make new friends, expand your professional network, and explore the rich culture of Nepal. 

In the past decade, Nepal has emerged from a decade of conflict, a peace process, massive destruction, and subsequent reconstruction, after the 2015 earthquake. Also in 2015, Nepal adopted a new constitution and has returned to national elections. During this pivotal time in Nepal’s development, it is especially critical to support and foster women’s leadership and active role in society, and to ensure they have the skills and resources to reach their full potential. 

In April 2020, a team of volunteer Advisors will travel to Nepal to learn about and contribute to women's leadership and girls' education. Tech2Empower Advisors provide hands-on project support and customized trainings to women and girls in the communities we visit. Together, we will make significant contributions and meaningful connections, while gaining new perspectives and new friends. 

Program Details

Dates: Saturday, April 25 - Saturday, May 2, 2020
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Advisor contribution: $4,850* (includes hotel, local transportation and meals)

Contribution supports and covers:

  • Work with local partners
  • Community and school events
  • Pre-departure volunteer preparation, materials and orientation
  • Site visits, volunteer work + meetings 
  • Support and preparation for volunteer roles
  • Historical and cultural events and sightseeing
  • Local group transportation, hotels and meals
*Does not include: flights, airport transfers, visa costs, alcohol and personal incidentals. Many employers cover or match costs for professional development + volunteerism and provide paid time off. Hotel costs are typically not eligible for matching.

Tech2Empower Advisors will have the opportunity to:
  • Work in teams to coach and co-create (systems, strategies, plans, digital collateral) with local women-led social enterprises
  • Learn about women's entrepreneurship in Nepal directly from leaders in the field
  • Mentor young women and girls in careers, leadership and tech
  • Build meaningful connections with like-minded women working locally and internationally
  • Learn about local history, visit landmarks and participate in cultural enrichment activities
  • Learn from and connect with your fellow Advisors and local participants

Advisor Application + Selection Timeline

  • Application deadline: November 30, 2019
  • Applicant interviews: beginning in early December
  • Selection notification: December 17, 2019

MORE INFO - Tech2Empower Nepal webpage

Tech2Empower is an initiative of WAKE, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. We partner with local organizations for all of our initiatives. We are committed to making Tech2Empower a rich, rewarding, inclusive and meaningful experience for Advisors and local participants. The WAKE team will provide assistance with all aspects of the Tech2Empower trip. WAKE will provide relevant materials, background information and ongoing support to ensure Advisors are well-prepared for their roles, meet amazing women and girls and have unique learning and volunteer experiences.

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