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Send Julia to Nepal!
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After a year of post-graduation working and wandering in Halifax I have decided to forgo my graduate school dreams for another year and spend some time helping others. In September I am embarking on a journey to Nepal where I will be working as a ...
After a year of post-graduation working and wandering in Halifax I have decided to forgo my graduate school dreams for another year and spend some time helping others. In September I am embarking on a journey to Nepal where I will be working as a female empowerment volunteer in the region of Chitwan. I am planning to stay for a minimum of 3 months (length of a Napali tourist visa), but have the ability to extend to up to five months if I desire.

As many of you may already know, women's issues are near and dear to my heart, and I am excited to travel across the world in order to help women first hand. In Nepal, gender equality is uncommon. While women have an active role in society and in the home, they are often undervalued and unappreciated. Many of the things I will be doing are simple things that we take for granted such as computer literacy, gaining financial and social independence, health and personal hygiene training, and of course, teaching gender equality.

BUT, in order to go on this amazing trip I need YOUR help! My flights alone will cost ~2000 dollars round trip. 1700 dollars is needed to cover my food, accommodations, and pay for the program for three months. And then on top of that I will also have other miscellaneous expenses - Visa application, vaccinations, and travel gear (backpack, mosquito net, iodine tablets for clean drinking water, etc.)

I have made my goal for this site 1700 dollars - the cost of the program itself. As many of you already know I am a hard worker and I currently have 4 jobs, I hope to save as much money as I can in 4 months, but the help from my friends and family would mean the world to me!

Thank you in advance for all of your support and I can't wait to get going! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to send them my way!

Namaste,
-Julia
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