We challenge global perspectives and create global citizens. 

Hands on Development’s overseas education tours to Nepal, in partnership with Seven Women, provide school students with the educational experience of a lifetime. Connecting practical experience with a one-off cultural travel immersion, our tours are designed to enrich students professionally and personally. Students are encouraged to contribute their skills & knowledge at the Seven Women centre while also learning new skills from the our women through participation in cooking classes, language lessons and craft workshops. Students learn to embrace a more inclusive and just world through areas of community development, sustainability and social change.

As the students gain a first-hand experience of the global challenges faced by developing countries, they will undertake a learning experience that will not only benefit their future careers, but also their ability to positively impact the world. These tours can serve as accredited course work in their area of study and have been tailored to suit school students from all disciplines.

Tours are highly customisable and can be designed to suit schools’ individual requirements. We suggest a 1/10 ratio of teachers to students, however more are welcome. They are designed keeping in mind high standards of safety and risk management procedures that would be discussed in the pre-departure information session. 

Tour dates

Flexible around university holidays and schedules

Tour price

From $2,995 + Flights

This price includes: 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu, all meals except some lunches, transport, entry and activity fees. 

Topics covered

Universities are also given access to the following resources prior to departure

•    Bringing the Light: The Story of Seven Women documentary on DVD;

•    “From a Tin Shed to the United Nations”– a book on the Seven Women journey; and

•    Stephanie Woollard (Hands On Development and Seven Women Founder) is available to present as a guest speaker.

Hands On Development has a photographer and filmmaker on each tour. Following the tours, footage is made available for universities’ future use in marketing and promotional materials. 

Frequently asked questions

Can teachers also attend the tours?
One staff member for every 10 students will be covered in the tour cost however more staff members are welcome.

Can flights be included?
Yes, with flights the tour cost is $3995 per person

What can our university offer to the Nepalese community?
New skills, donations, materials, ideas on how to make saleable products... we are open to ideas!

Does Seven Women extend to other communities?
At the moment we are focusing on Nepalese communities but in the future we might expand into helping other international communities

Is insurance included?
Appropriate travel and liability insurance cover will need to be organised by the school in their name

What is the accommodation standard?
Comfortable, safe 3-star accommodation is provided.