Introducing the first Nepal Study Tour!

As the new year ticks over from 2012-2013, a group of passionate people will be familiarising themselves with their new surroundings in Kathmandu, Nepal, where Steph Woollard, our wonderful Founder and CEO will be taking the first public study tour to visit the work and the women behind the Seven Women. At the end of the year, there will be anticipation and excitement at the opportunity to meet some of the women working at the skills training centre in Nepal, and seeing many steps in the process of empowering women through skills training and empowerment. Not only will the tour site the physical steps from sourcing materials, training workers, assembling or sewing the products and shipping it to market; there will also be the opportunity to be in some of the villages which the women are from - the homes and lives which Seven Women is aiming to empower and improve through sustainable employment and social opportunity.

Part of the tour will provide several days to volunteer in the skills training centre - learning how they operate, contribute to their work, and doing what we can to support them. Additionally, there will be a range of opportunities to see the beautiful sights of Nepal, visit a centre working with children with disabilities, an women's shelter, a fair-trade factory and more!

One of the best things about the trip is the chance there is to connect with the women and to come home to Australia equipped to share their amazing stories with the hope of sharing the vision of empowerment, opportunity and fairness and justice in the lives of the women and communities in Nepal that Seven Women supports. Steph has told me that the group of applicants is amazing and is sure that it will be a fantastic trip of challenges, moments of joy, moments of sadness, and most importantly will impact each person's view of fair trade, what it looks like to live in poverty or with disability, and what it looks like to create hope for the future.

Over the last couple of weeks, Steph has been conducting interviews with those who applied for the tour, and she promises a fantastic and enthusiastically passionate group of people, ready to learn and impact Nepal and their own communities upon returning to Australia.

Stay tuned throughout the year as the team heading to Nepal plans, prepares and packs for the journey of a lifetime. We will post more blogs, updates and information about fundraising activities as the year goes on. And don't worry, if you missed out this time, there may be more trips in the future! If you would like to know more, please contact