Project ONGD-FNEL 019 / 2017-2018

Project objective:

To develop a vocational and technical training programme for disadvantaged young people in the district of Baglung

 Project value: €90 364  over 18 months (July 2017 to December 2018)

 Location: Ramrekha, Ward No.1 Baglung Municipality, Baglung

Beneficiaries:

The direct beneficiaries will be 100 young people and adults aged between 18 and 40 (20 in 2017 and 80 in 2018) who will be trained and mentored. Girls and women account for 30% of the beneficiaries, though the percentage may vary according to the type of training.

Beneficiaries will be able to choose between two training options. The first of these will be plumbing, while the second will be determined by the needs analysis being undertaken this year. The training courses will last for four months each, with a combination of theory classes and on-the-job training with professionals in the region. Cross-cutting activities will also be organised in order to sensitise trainees, their families and potential employers to subjects such as the environment, climate change management, equality between men and women and violence against women.

Priority will be given to young people from poor marginalised families. The indirect beneficiaries of the project will be the trainees’ families and Nepalese society in general, which will profit from the education and training the young people receive, and from their reintegration into society.

Local partner:

This project marks the start of our partnership with the Dhaulagiri Integrated Rural Development Centre (DIRDC), an association established in 2002 and recognised by the Nepalese government (District Administration Officer, Social Welfare Council). DIRDC has brought together numerous public and private sector players in the region in order to assess requirements and deficits in terms of qualified workers. Everyone involved has emphasised the need to set up a vocational training centre and implement a solid project aimed at developing technical skills, so as to provide the district with trained professionals.

The vocational training centre set up by DIRDC will therefore offer courses which meet the standards established by the CTEVT and provide the assurance and social skills needed in order to be able to find (and hold down) paid employment.  Thanks to these lasting assets, the young beneficiaries will be able to lead a better life and help their communities to move forward.

Sustainability outlook

 

This is a pilot project which will be implemented in two phases. In 2017 the centre will start operating, and 20 young people will benefit from a first training course in plumbing. At the same time a needs analysis will be carried out to determine which other training should be offered. In 2018 four courses will be run, attended by a total of 80 trainees: two in plumbing and two in another subject depending on the results of the needs analysis.