Basic Health Counsellor Training

We will offer a one-year practical Basic Health Counsellor training – which is being realized in close cooperation with our Nepalese partner organization Akasha Academy NGO on their premises in Suntakhan – for up to 30 young women in the region. This project is mostly funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The one-year practical training, which is unique in Nepal so far, will start in May 2021, with a one year delay due to the Covid-19 crisis. Taking all the economical and health related challenges into account that Nepal has been facing since the start of the pandemic, the importance of the program becomes even more apparent. Students will receive training in the fields of basic health, hygiene and health counselling on the premises of the Akasha Academy NGO.The program is specifically targeting young women from the region, who generally have little chance of further training due to the socio-cultural situation in Nepal. The training provides them with practical knowledge and skills in the health sector and above all the perspective of a career path. They are enabled to earn their own income with the successful completion of the training as health counsellors and at the same time they can actively contribute to improving the health situation of the region.

Background and initial situation