Nepal suffers from severe brain drain, with educated youth leaving the country to search for jobs abroad. Current statistics suggest that a total of 20'000 young Nepalis are leaving the country every month. In doing so, they face the risk of exploitation, while Nepal looses a major resource. At SHEWD we believe that one of the solutions could be in technology, which is why we early set up an IT Programme.
Our first project started in 1999, with the establishment of the Oracle Computer School for poor youth in order to increase their employability through basic computer skills. Approximately 200 students successfully graduated from the Oracle Computer School. With the increase in the number of competent computer schools in the area, the need for computer training has become less pressing, which is why SHEWD is looking into other projects related to employment and technology.
SHEWD is currently looking for BPO contracts for Data Entry and Processing Services in order to create jobs in our area. Unfortunately most contracts are outsourced to India, even though Nepal has over 20'000 recently graduated IT professionals. Our aim is to employ within the next two years over 50 young professionals on a full-time basis with a minimum monthly salary of 3500 NR (around 55 USD).
We are gladly accepting help and donations for our health camp as well as IT education .
Please contact us to learn more about how you can help us make a difference.
By buying our high quality fashion items you will directly support the women involved in our HIPKNIT project. In order for the women to be eligible for participation, they have to attend the free basic literacy programm organized by SHEWD and commit themselves to sending their children to school. The women will receive a well above average salary and remaining profits will directly be reinvested into expanding the HIPKNIT project, as well as, other community projects from which the women will profit as well.