Vocational skills help improve livelihoods

A one-year project helped 155 young people from disadvantaged communities train as electricians, plumbers, and in hospitality.

Here are snapshots of the difference made in the lives of Nishan, Anjana, Narayan, and Biru.

71% of trainees were economically active by the end of the project, and 50% of trainees reported more than a 30% increase in household income.

Nishan has doubled his income since gaining the skills to start a mobile phone repair shop in his village.

Anjana took part in the catering training in Kaski and dreams of having her own restaurant.

Biru thought he had no other option than finding work abroad, but he is now an electrician providing services to six villages in Nawalparasi.

Narayan has established a plumbing business in Parbat and plans to expand his services to serve three other villages.

Prioritising those in greatest need, our partner Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) supported people in Kaski, Nawalparasi and Parbat districts, from areas which have been affected by natural disasters or the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trainees received vocational and entrepreneurship training for work as electricians, plumbers, and in hospitality, as well as receiving mentorship throughout the project duration.


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