Rural women in Asia are among the most disadvantaged people in the world in terms of decision making power and access to development opportunities. Education is the most influential tool to raise the status of women in developing countries, and once a woman perceives herself as belonging to a group – of students or workers (outside the family) she starts to see herself as a worthy and valuable contributor in society. This increases self-worth and paves the way for the eradication of gender inequalities.
iSpiice promote educational and training activities for women and adolescent girls in the villages of Dharamsala. English teaching, computer classes and job-skills training open doors and increase employment prospects while classes offer a platform for network building and social interaction.
Whether you are teaching English language, email writing or interview skills your time spent with the women will be some of your most enjoyable moments in India. Classes are thoroughly enjoyed and not only do the women learn from volunteers but volunteers learn so much about their daily lives and Indian culture, forming mutual understandings, friendships and fond memories.
"Volunteering with iSpiice was one of the most uplifting experiences I’ve ever had. Thanks to the charming people in the organization I had the opportunity to work with, my time with iSpiice was an experience I never thought I’d have- and one I will never forget. There are several ways you can help the organization as a volunteer. My favorite was working with the Women Empowerment group.
I learned more about the culture than I could have ever imagined. I met exceptional, hard-working women with a strong desire to learn.
I have never left a place feeling so inspired during my 1 month involvement with the organization. I cannot wait to go back. Thank you iSpiice!"
Kaitlin Rattigan, USA