Women LEAD Nepal’s year-long, after-school LEAD Course program provides an intensive experience based on practical, hands-on learning and personal growth. In the LEAD Course, young women explore their own identities as leaders and changemakers within their societies. The course starts with a two-week Leadership Institute (August 18-31) that focuses on developing professional skills like public speaking while learning about Nepal’s most pressing issues. After the Institute, each participant invests 200+ hours creating change as she co-leads a four-month School Leadership Program while receiving one-on-one mentoring, career guidance and professional opportunities.
The total cost of the year-long LEAD Course is NRS 9,000, which can be paid in a lump sum after being selected for the course. The fee covers all course materials, unlimited access to our resource center, individualized university guidance, a certificate, free lunches, and exclusive access to WLEAD events. DO NOT let financial concerns stop you from applying—there are partial and full scholarships available for everyone who needs financial assistance. We are committed to accepting the best applicants, regardless of their financial situation. Scholarship forms will be given out at the in-person interviews.
● Develop your personality, public speaking, and English language skills.
● Successfully transition from college to university and excel in your +2 studies.
● Meet 30 young women who are just like you and join the growing WLEAD community of 250+ leaders.
● Meet amazing women who will teach, mentor, champion and believe in you, and learn from experts.
● Manage a project and become a role model through co-leading the School Leadership program.
● Learn effective methods to create social change through advocacy.
This is an equal opportunity program—young women from all castes, ethnicity, backgrounds, religions, abilities and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply. The basic eligibility criteria are as follows:
1. Female or female-identifying students entering Class 12;
2. Comfortable communicating in English and Nepali (both written and spoken);
3. Able to attend LEAD Course programs at Women LEAD’s office in Jawalakhel from 12 pm to 5 pm on weekdays and Saturday events;
4. Commit to fully participating in all aspects of the LEAD Course for the entire year: the two-week Leadership Institute and around 8 -10 hours per week in leadership and professional development and mentoring during the rest of the year—350 hours in total.
To apply click here.
For more information, check out www.women-lead.org/programs.