During this two-week journey, we will stay in a charming guesthouse in Boudhanath located on the grounds of a Tibetan Monastery, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. We will also visit other sacred sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including Patan, Swayambu, Bhaktapur and the burning cremation ghats at Pashupatinath.

Under the supervision of Harambee Arts, the five-day training will be led by nepali trainers, survivors of trafficking. During the second week, the trainees will work directly with Nepali girls in safe houses.

The training covers key elements of practice, including:
  • How to introduce the work effectively in crisis situations with diverse populations
  • Best practices in creating a safe space for participants to heal, especially when they have no sense of safety
  • Creating community to allow everyone to be heard and valued
  • Using multiple art forms - including dance/movement, visual arts, storytelling, and drama - as transformative healing modalities
  • Strategies for planning, organizing, communicating and creating effective workshops and interventions.

This trip is geared to English speaking individuals who will be taught how to use the arts for healing in international places, with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity in settings of severe post-traumatic stress.


Contact us at Gloria@harambeearts.org for an application. Full itinerary will be available in February 2013. Deadline for applying is February 24, 2013

A personal interview will be scheduled upon receipt of the application and a decision will be made by March 14, 2013. You are expected to arrive on Saturday the 25th of May, 2013. orientation will begin on May 26th. Training will begin on Monday, may 27th.


A $2,600 USD fee for the 15 day training and tour includes all lodging in Kathmandu, vegetarian meals at the Sechen guest house (except for two lunches during weekend excursions), airport transfer, all local transportation, admission to sacred sites, experienced guide, stipents for translator and trainers and art materials.

You provide

Not covered in the trip cost are international airfare, visa ($40 USD), medical and evacuation insurance, alcoholic beverages, tips, amd other incidentals. participants are required to purchase medical and evacuation insurance. Option: Travel Guard

Endorsed by

The Expressive Arts Therapy
Program of The California Institute of Intergral Studies
Shakti Samuha

is a non-profit organization that partners with grassroots programs in Africa and Nepal in the training of local caregivers to provide healing art programs for vulnerable women and children.