Rabina doing her school work in her wheelchair
© Suman Buda for Humanity & Inclusion

Supporting girls with disabilities access education

This International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) meet Rabina from Nepal. Rabina with her strong will power also coupled with support from ENGAGE Project lives more independent and dignified life.

Getting the message

Supplied by VSO’s ICS, Surkhet’s first sanitary pad dispensing machine will allow the girls to quickly, affordably and independently get sanitary pads when they need them.

Anne Goldie in Nepal in 1983

36 years after Anne is in Nepal again

Anne Goldie reflects on revisiting Nepal 36 years after she first volunteered there.

VSO community volunteer Laxmi in Nepal
©VSO/Suraj Shakya

Laxmi vs education inequality

Laxmi is a community volunteer 'Big Sister' helping girls in Surkhet, Nepal go back to school and finish their education.

Young wife in Nepal
©VSO/Suraj Shakya

Between the earth and the sky: Devna's story

In Nepal, suicide rates among young married women are very high. Devna* shares her experience of a surviving a forced marriage, and how she and her family came to be involved in a VSO project to reduce levels of violence in families in Baglung.

Peer group discussion facilitated by VSO, hearing from married women and men of all ages.

Domestic burden: Young wives in Nepal face violence for 'falling short'

VSO-led research, as part of the One Community One Family (OCOF) project, reveals the difficulties of everyday life for many girls and women in Nepal - but also shines a light on the changing attitudes of the younger generation.

Himalayan Permaculture Centre
Chris Evans

My permaculture journey: A sustainable approach to small-scale farming

VSO e-volunteer Chris Evans outlines how a tiny pilot permaculture scheme in Nepal successfully spreads environmentally friendly practices and ideas in line with existing cultural traditions.

A VSO trained Big Sister with her Little Sister in Nepal
©VSO/Suraj Ratna Shakya

The heroines leading the way for girls' education in Nepal

Stories from the role models who are making a brighter future for girls' education in Nepal.

A VSO trained Big Sister with her Little Sister in Nepal
©VSO/Suraj Ratna Shakya

Leading the way for girls' education in Nepal

Stories from the role models who are making a brighter future for girls' education in Nepal.