Project ONGD-FNEL 018 / 2017-2018

Project objective:

To provide training in farming  (production, livestock breeding) and to boost the ability to engage in income-generating activities, for disadvantaged young people and adults in rural areas in the districts of Kathmandu and Makwanpur

 Project value: €60 549 over 2 years (2017-2018)

 Location: Shikarapur Community Learning Centre (SCLC) Campus Road, Sheshnarayan-4, Pharping, Kathmandu District

Beneficiaries:

440 young people and adults  aged between 18 and 40 will be trained and mentored. Girls and women will represent 50% of beneficiaries, in order to help them overcome cultural barriers, improve their skills and facilitate their access to financial resources. Beneficiaries from the most remote areas will be housed in the training centre run by the association Shikarapur Community Learning Centre (SCLC).

Our local partner SCLC has set up a non-formal training centre and a model farm in a bid to help young people and adults to:

  • Learn about modern, efficient and sustainable farming methods (avoiding the use of chemicals)
  • Acquire the necessary skills and confidence to embark upon an income-generating farming activity.

Joint training for young people and adults boosts the multiplier effect and the skills of the different generations working on family farms.

Training will take place at the SCLC and on the model farm, as well as on village farmland. Groups of farmers will be set up in order to serve as models for other young people/adults and neighbouring villages.

Local partner:

The community organisation Shikarapur Community Learning Centre (SCLC), established in 2006 and recognised by the Nepalese government (District Education Office, District Agriculture Development Office). The association is managed by the community and aims to promote formal, non-formal and lifelong learning for the local population.

Sustainability outlook

The aim of the project is to train young people and adults in farming methods, and to provide them with the skills they need in order to become independent, improve their living conditions and help their community to move forward.  

Demonstrations and model project activities in the villages will have a multiplier effect and will enhance the project’s sustainability and promote its direct ownership.

Sales of the training farm’s produce will help the project move towards autonomy.