PaxWorks’ supported program Her Turn is growing!

Her Turn is growing! We have finished workshops at two schools in Narantan, and we are thrilled to have three new team members join us this month!

Yanchen Sherpa is our new Master Trainer, and will help train our local trainers in the villages. Yanchen has 5 years of experience as a teacher both in rural and urban Nepal. Yanchen says: “I truly believe that this project will have significant contribution in the overall upliftment of communities in rural areas and also in discouraging social evils.” Dolma Sherpa is our new Field Coordinator and will be in charge of coordinating all our field activities. Dolma is currently finishing her Bachelor’s degree. Dolma says: “Girls can do anything that man can do. There is no tool for development more effective then the empowerment of women. As I am a girl myself, I want to empower girls to raise their voice against discrimination and to fight for equality.” Both Yanchen and Dolma are in the village conducting their first training of trainers!

We also welcome Danielle Preiss, our new Social Media Coordinator. Danielle first lived in Nepal in 2008 through a Fulbright research grant and has since been to Nepal often. She completed dual masters degrees in environmental science and journalism at the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and has worked with various organizations in Nepal and the US on development, health, agriculture, and refugee issues.

Welcome on board!