Vocational skills for young adults

A new project by ACN is helping to improve the employment opportunities for young people living in the districts of Kaski, Parbat and Nawalparasi.

Providing training for 155 people in plumbing, electronics, hospitality and house wiring, as well as entrepreneurship and business development, many young people now have the chance to build their own bright future.

Support will also be given for the first year of starting a business for 25 selected participants.

A bright future in Nepal for electrician Biru

Biru, who only had a basic education and no technical skills, only saw foreign employment as a way of earning a small but stable income to support his family in Nawalparasi. However, he wasn’t happy when working abroad because of the poor working conditions and he missed his children.

During the Covid-19 pandemic he returned home and was engaged in agriculture and sometime he would get chance to help a local electrician. He found out about the ACN project training people in vocational skills through his local church, and he was one of the first to apply for training.

He is now a trained electrician and runs a small shop (pictured above). The training and mentoring received through the project has boosted his confidence in establishing and running his own business. He can serve four local communities and earn decent money to provide for his family.

He is hoping to break even and start making a profit in the next couple of months, so he can reinvest in growing his business. He is a confident and happy young man who now sees a bright future in his own village.


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