Edge Of Seven Inc

Rating: 4.86 stars   7 reviews

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Location: 4965 Eliot St. Denver CO 80221 USA

Mission: Edge of Seven generates awareness and volunteer support for projects that invest in education, health, and economic opportunity for girls in developing countries. We empower girls by supporting initiatives that are locally driven, community focused, and sustainable. It is our goal to make a measurable difference in the areas that we serve through a chain of dedicated volunteers over time.
Results: Salleri Girls Hostel - In 2011 we completed a hostel for 40 girls in the Everest Region of Nepal. The hostel is a safe and affordable housing option for approximately 40 college-bound girls from rural areas where higher education is not accessible. Purdu Water Project, 2011 - In collaboration with the village of Purdu, Edge of Seven and our Nepali Project Partner, The Small World, introduced basic sanitation concepts to the village, including a community water supply, filters and tanks and 8 taps.
Target demographics: Women and girls
Geographic areas served: Nepal
Programs: Help build a school or water supply in Nepal! Or sign up for a trek to drive social impact in Nepal's Everest region! Edge of Seven invests in projects that improve education, health and economic opportunity for girls in developing communities. We support locally driven, community focused, sustainable initiatives by bringing awareness and volunteer support. Edge of Seven creates fun, but challenging adventures. We do this by offering a diverse array of projects for volunteers to choose from. However, the goal behind each adventure is the same: pushing personal limits in order to improve the lives of girls. Volunteer opportunities range from short-term group programs (often infrastructure projects) to long-term individual placements with one of our partnering NGOs. To learn about upcoming trips or to get involved in the United States visit our website at www.edgeofseven.org/Volunteer.html or email us at info@edgeofseven.org.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was thoroughly impressed at the quality of Edge of Seven. Going into a foreign country to "volunteer" - well, you hope you're going over to do something good. I was scared - so often non-profits have the best intentions, but lack either the organization or awareness of how to "get stuff done" in a foreign country and don't actually end up accomplishing much. This is NOT The Edge of Seven. Not only are they good at all those things, but they have partner affiliates abroad who were TRULY the best possible partners around. They ensured our safety and comfort, but most importantly, were truly working toward the vision of Edge of Seven and knew perhaps even more deeply than any Westerner could, the importance of what we brought with us. I fell in love with my host family, learned to speak a little Nepali, earned my Sherpa name, and believe it or not, thoroughly enjoyed back-breaking physical labor. If you're thinking about participating, stop thinking, and GO!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think more guidance on appropriate gifts to bring is helpful. Also - Nepali culture is very "shy" and not everyone in my group was aware of that or knew how to "break through" it. But the overall format I think was great. If anything, my group wanted less breaks and just to keep working!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Absolutely. Nepali is an entirely different culture, and it changed my perspective on how to approach the world, or how I view others in this country from another culture. It also verified for me my approach to meeting people from another culture and how to bond with them

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Wonderful! I still miss my host family.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with Edge of Seven last fall and had an incredible experience. We helped to build a school that was later completed in January and by doing so engaged in super meaningful work. It was a wonderful cultural experience and when we left it was clear that our participation and the school itself made a huge difference for the village we worked in.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It's quite amazing to see the reach this young, energetic non-profit has! They are so dedicated to their mission in Nepal, and are making amazing these happen for the education of youth in the rural mountainous regions - especially for those little girls. I was designer on one such project for the past 8 months with Edge of 7, and now that the school is under construction I couldn't be more excited to see it completed. I know the locals are already touched by their dedication. And from the volunteer side of things, Edge of 7 makes it so easy to physically go volunteer throughout the year. I'm so proud of their ongoing growth & success in Nepal!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Through Edge of Seven, we volunteered for a 2 week trip to the Everest region of Nepal to build a school. The group was well prepared before the event so I felt comfortable that I was prepared when I landed in Kathmandu. While on the project, the group went out of their way to make sure that my needs were met and that this was a great experience. This was the 4th project Edge of Seven has built in Nepal and they have almost all of the wrinkles ironed out. Overall, this was a memorable and eye-opening experience and I am very impressed with the organizational skills of this group. A first class organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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