Mar 14, 2019

Bakery Training for women in Dharche

Namaste Friends!

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new project progress report.

Journey Home Foundation (JHF) under the initiative of promoting women empowerment has been providing various kinds of training opportunities as requested by the girls.This project of basic baking idea was a new initiative to provide a group of young women living in Laprak of Dharche Rural Municipality to learn the skills of baking.

Under the seed-funding initiative of Big lottery fund and GlobalGiving UK, JHF had launched a bakery cafe in Laprak VDC of Gorkha. Through this initiative, JHF decided to impart knowledge of baking (breads and buns), with the help of our employees,Mr. Uttam and Mr.Maila, at the bakery. With the help of these two people, women of laprak, who were interested in learning, got the opportunity to learn.

Along with the knowledge of baking breads, they also taught them how to make "momo" and other food items. As momo is a local favourite and national favourite of every Nepali, they taught them something extra so that they could start their own business venture later.

So, all-in-all the training for the girls went positive with good response. We thanks our supporters for motivating us to keep up with our good work.

We heartily welcome your views, comments and queries regadring the work of JHF.

Cheers!


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    Dec 17, 2018

    JHF trainees learn to weave

    One of the trainee weaving woolen mats.
    One of the trainee weaving woolen mats.

    Journey Home Foundation (JHF), under the initiative of promoting women empowerment has been providing various kinds of training opportunities as requested by the girls. This project of weaving was a new initiative to provide a group of young women living in JHF shelter to learn the art of weaving.

    For the initial stage of our weaving training, we chose 5 girls from rural areas of Dhading and Gorkha district. When we chose the trainees, they were confused to choose the training they wanted to recieve. So, we introduced them with the weaving training, as one of the main exports of Nepal is handicraft, we thought it would be great for them to learn it. When they first arrived at the shelter, they were not so sure about the project. But, in due course of time with proper orientation and knowledge about the potential of handicraft market they started to feel motivated towards it.

    Weaving was not a new concept ot them, as most them were from rural parts of Nepal, weaving was a normal thing to them as they had seen their parents weave sweaters, mufflers from wool and basket etc. from bamboo. So, most of the basic part of the weaving was easy for them to catch up. But, what they were not aware about was the design that is easy to sell in market. This was the area where they were complelety unknown as they had only seen traditional weaving and no colourful designs.

    During the 6 month weaving course, they got to learn the basics of weaving knee covers, sitting tools, customized hand bags, socks etc. They were very much happy to share their creation with us. They learned all kinds of decorative weavings, increasing their market fashion knwoledge. They started to produce more and more colourful decorative products effciently with good quality. 

    Although, the handicrafts made by the trainees were of good quality due to no knowledge of market trends and marketing ideas, they have not been able to sell it in the market. We have been trying to address this problem on behalf of them. 

    If any one viewing this report wants to help in providing market for their hadn wooven products, please do contact us. It will be of great help for  them in their income generation plan and motivate to do more. 

    Cheers!

    Woolen Handbag
    Woolen Handbag
    Woolen sitting tool
    Woolen sitting tool
    Weaving in process
    Weaving in process
    Oct 3, 2017

    Skill development in upper Gorkha

    Shiitake mushroom farming training
    Shiitake mushroom farming training

    Hi everyone!!!,

     We are very happy to keep you updated to our works being held for the betterment of the society. We are also happy to inform you that our progressive works are being held successfully.

    This time along with the sewing training programs and other courses, we had held a 1 week skill development program regarding Shiitake mushroom farming. Since, the climatic conditions of upper gorkha is relatively cooler and to farm mushroom is also comparatively easy, we decided to put forward this program.

    At first, we thought the program would not draw much participants. But, we were surprised with the numbers of participants that were willing to take part. The program was held for four days. During this training program, people got to know about the nutritional value and the market demand for the Shiitake mushrooms. This was probably the first time regarding the farming of mushrooms in commercial way in that region.

    Whichever workshop training or awareness campaign we hold, we use the same method, that is teach-listen-interact, where we first teach, let them listen then let them raise their doubts or queries. We were surprised by the way people interacted because we thought they would feel shy and would hesitate to ask. They would stand-up and ask questions politely by joining hands. Our program was 2-day theoritical or guidance class then 2 days practical class, which was held under the guidance of a experienced supervisor. At the end of the course, the local community sent their best regards to people involved in making this project a success.

    Our sewing classes and other classes are also being conducted smoothly.One of our student, has already completed her sewing training course and has already started her own small tailoring business in her own village of Laprak.The sewing machine and other necessities to start her business were provided by Journey Home Foundation. She has expressed her best regards to the supporters and donors who have made it possible for her to be independent in life.

    Overall, these 3-4 monthds in which we conducted our project works were very successful and were met with great expectations. With this, I would like to say thanks to all the well-wishers who have made it possible. Without them, this task would have been impossible.

    Please continue to follow our work in Nepal by visiting our website and social media.We thank you for you continued support and belied in our mission.

    Many Thanks!!!

    Classes being held
    Classes being held
    Lady in training course with her baby on her back
    Lady in training course with her baby on her back
    Active participation of women during the course
    Active participation of women during the course
    Trainee in her tailor shop
    Trainee in her tailor shop
    Trainee`s tailor shop in  Laprak
    Trainee`s tailor shop in Laprak
     
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