“HITAISHI”, derived from the Nepali word meaning ‘best friend’ is a rural-urban intercultural exchange project which intends to develop skills and knowledge and empowers girls to develop their unique talents and abilities, through traveling in diverse community settings across Nepal. This program focuses on changing the perception of the people to see the real value of travel and providing philanthropic understanding and the feeling of empowerment in many underprivileged and marginalized communities in rural settings.
The specific objectives of the project are as follows:
- To eliminate gap between urban and rural girls through leadership training and storytelling,
- To share cultural and different lifestyle experiences, new skills and ideas for equal growth,
- To create a safe and supportive environment for young women by mentorship and community program through sustainable travel network.