As most of the women in the rural parts of Nepal are hardly literate, the Sisterhood of Survivors program provides hospitality training and job opportunities to these vulnerable girls in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. The program consists of various training related to the tourism sector, providing survivors with the training for trekking and tourist guides, certified through Nepal Tourism and Training Centre. The main feature of the SOS program are mo:mo making classes demonstrated by our sisters to the tourists with authentic Nepali cuisine served for lunch. This initiative supports rural villages in improving their infrastructures and aims to provide alternative sources of income so that local people can create sustainable business, and combat severe poverty one of the root causes of human trafficking.
3,404 tourists visited SASANE as a part of SOS program in 2017/18.
The objective of the Sisterhood of Survivors Program is to teach survivors skills in the tourism industry, in order to help them to have a sustainable and long-term job, reducing their risk of being re-trafficked or abused
The program includes:
- Conversational English;
- Culinary skills;
- Food & beverage management; and
- Certified tour and trekking guide skills
- 43 women have been trained to work in the hospitality industry
- 10 women certified as tour and trekking guides
- SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel