Play for Equality

On the 30th of September 2017 Steps organised Play for Equality.
Women challenged men to a game of volley ball in Tipling.
The women had never played before but proved that training pays, as they won the first game. The men’s team was furious, so they and the referee changed the rules so they could win the second game! Fair play records that the women’s team was victorious!

Draw for Equality

What an amazing experience it was seeing women giggle and laugh to explore their drawing skills for the first time in their life. Some women said it was unusual and fun to hold a pen. They were asked to draw anything that was related to women. Some drew stick figures with wrinkled bosoms and round vagina; some drew flowers, houses, plants and hills and some drew uterus. The workshop helped the women believe that given the chance, they can do anything.

Clothes Donations

Steps collected over 500 kilos of used clothing donated by Learning Rhythm International (LRI) School, Kalanki, Kathmandu. These were stored and sorted by four volunteer students from Singapore, at Mountain People Centre, Three hundred kilos were then freighted to Shomdang and Tipling. Here 400 school children received part school uniforms, distributed by the new formed Steps Foundation Women’s group of Tipling village.
Christina Tamang was project leader, backed by two volunteers Borja Garcia and Laura, who held health and exercise workshops. Finance of transport was covered by Mountain People, Beni Handicrafts and FreedomKitBags-UK.

New Years Celebration

Steps Foundation Nepal’s women group and young girl group performed traditional dances and songs with full of happiness.

We hope the new year will bring changes in positive behaviors, peace, happiness, good health and prosperity for everyone. We know together can make a better society for a better future.


Sub-committee meeting in Tipling

It was decided in the meeting to establish a joint vision and working groups to bring positive change in the local community. Women at the meeting showed great energy and desire to work together. 5 goals were established during the meeting:

1- To stop alcohol abuse, which can lead to domestic violence and fights amongst men.
2- To stop sexual violence and improve women’s safety, particularly at night.
3- To stop forced marriage and early marriage
4- To stop polygamy. Although it is acceptable for men to take a second wife in Nepali society, this leads to a number of financial and welfare issues for the women, who have little legal recourse, and responsibility for the children.
5- To improve health by ensuring the cleanliness of living areas.

Run for Equality

More than 264 people participated in the 3K run on 23 July 2016.

The aim of the event was to remind everyone that men and women are two sides of a coin, both are needed for a harmonious society. We also aim to seek cooperation from both men and women to stop violence against women.

We thank to our sponsors: Beni Handicraft Products pvt. ltd, Mountain People, itsgreatoutthere, Mr Gombo Ghale, Mr So Bahadur Ghale, all our supporters, friends, families, well wishers, volunteers and our enthusiastic participants.

Cycle for Equality

Steps Foundation Nepal looks into various opportunities to empower women, and sports is definitely a strong pathway.

Steps was initially gifted a bicycle by Steven Stamp. The director of Steps, Beni Rani Ghale learned how to cycle herself first and later taught to other women.

Beni believes that a woman being able to control a bicycle would set an example that she can lead her own life: she isn’t bound to have a husband.

Later, many people were interested and inspired by this cause and the foundation bought 5 more bicycles from their support and donations. Now about 30 women have already learned to ride a bicycle. The foundation looks forward to increasing the number of bicycles and organising different rallies for women empowerment.