JOIN US IN BUILDING OUR WOMEN-LED RIDING SCHOOL IN NEPAL

WHERE SELF-EMPOWERMENT HAPPENS BEHIND HANDLEBArS

a safe space for women to push BEYOND boundaries

RIDING SCHOOL NEPAL

In our trainings, students are guided by women instructors, creating a nurturing environment where they can confidently embrace new skills and discover their capabilities.

They join a vibrant community of free-spirited women who are willing to step out of their comfort zone and become self-reliant, cheering each other up every step of the way.

Here, they find more than just lessons: they open up their mind to all the opportunities in front of them.

more than just riding lessons

FREEW RIDING SCHOOL

Our vision?

Women everywhere live a life they love rather than the life others expect of them

We made it a mission to enable 100,000 women to ride motorcycles and access economic opportunities in the next 10 years.

How are we different?

  • Training led by women, offering a safe space for trainees to learn new skills and discover their capabilities
  • Connection with a supportive community of like-minded free spirited women
  • Access to a vehicle and economic opportunities, whether with us or with our partners

why is our mission crucial

RIDING SCHOOL NEPAL

As of 2022, 50% of Nepal’s 16 million strong working age population is female. However, women currently make up only 38% of the paid workforce.  

Despite contributing significantly to their communities and societal structures, women do not reap the economic rewards and often remain constrained by traditional roles.

Lack of mobility due to limited public transportation or private vehicle ownership is a major roadblock to economic, physical, emotional, and social independence for women, hindering their access to further education, skills development, and higher status jobs.

Enabling women to create their economic freedom benefits everyone. By advancing gender equality,  the Asia-Pacific region could add US$4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP by 2025, a 12% increase over their business-as-usual GDP trajectory.*

We believe that by teaching women to ride and equipping them with 2 wheelers, we’re not just imparting a skill; we’re catalyzing both social and economic liberation.

*Sources: https://data.worldbank.org/ Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in Asia Pacific. McKinsey Global Institute

Over 150 women trained to ride

 

10 women secured economic opportunities with FreeW while more than 50 used their new-found mobility to pursue onward education and work opportunities. 

 

Now, we’re expanding our reach in Nepal.

In 2024, we want to increase our impact in Nepal by onboarding new hiring partners and equipping more women with a 2-wheeler. 

With over 100 registrations in less than 6 months, the demand for women-led motorcycle classes is undeniable.

Our riding school isn’t just about training, it’s about self-empowerment.

It’s about fostering a supportive ecosystem where women can come together, share aspirations and thrive.

 

 

We have established a network of companies that are willing to hire more women to diversify their workforce. Our riding school facilitates peer support, and ultimately creates an ecosystem for women riders and aspiring riders to connect, learn, and explore together, while creating economic opportunities for all women involved and their wider networks.

(Alison Grun, Founder of FreeW).