Jun 11, 2019

"Being supportive and Independent"

Ms. Kumari in her shop
Ms. Kumari in her shop

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. JHF from the early stage of initiation has been giving out tailoring and sewing training opportunities to women and girls from rural areas. This report here is from few of our alumni.

They had received sewing & tailoring from JHF. They had full support from JHF to develop their skills regarding sewing and tailoring. They learned with full dedication and excelled in their work. Currently, they have travelled back to their villages and opened a small shop of their own. 

A small business of their own has helped them become independent and support the family on their own. With the start of a boarding school in the village, there has been a huge demand for school dresses to be made, which have turned out to be a lucrative deal for them as there are only a handful of skilled tailor there. Before, tailors from far off neighboring villages came to the village and provided with sewing and tailoring services but with the fresh skilled learned and sewing machine provided by JHF, there has been no need of a distant tailor to come in the village.

These girls, who have learned from JHF, have also started teaching other girls who are interested in sewing in the village locally. They support these girls and we also support them as much as possible. And with that, with the change in time, we are expanding the scope of training for women empowerment, from sewing training  to technical education.

We thank our supporters for motivating us to keep up with our good work. We hope to forever be blessed with your everlasting support

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

Cheers!

School dress made by our girls
School dress made by our girls
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
     
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