Didi

Mentoring Program

The final component of our holistic program is the Didi Program.

Simply being able to go to school is not enough. The girls need to believe in themselves and their huge potential. We ensure this by providing supportive mentoring from elder sisters (Didis) who guide the girls through the challenges of school and home and help to build their esteem and confidence.

Didi (pronounced dee-dee, meaning older sister in Nepali)

The “Didi” Program is supported through volunteers who act as a support system for the girls as well as our dedicated staff.

The mentors are girls who have graduated high school, students who are currently attending college, or female workers in “non-traditional” occupations, such as teaching, nursing, or other professional positions. The mentors, or Didis, will not only serve as an inspiration to these girls, but will also serve as a confidant to discuss their school or personal issues.

This program allows us to employ the same successful model that is employed in the US by (Big Brothers Big Sisters). We are utilizing the same approach and making it global.

Group Picture with Pushpa Basnet (CNN 2012 Hero of the Year) after the Didi Program

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