TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CENTER   NEPAL 

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 ISALINE MARMONTEL

Nepal coordinator

 “Between lockdowns, a heavily impacted labor market, and a reduced workforce, LP4Y Nepal has experienced many challenges. This did not prevent the project from expanding: We welcomed the first Youth to the Green Village Kathmandu; opened a second program; and fitted out the Little Angels Academy in the Tinkune Koteswhor center. Having the teams present in the field was crucial, for the Youth of course, but also for the ecosystem. By implementing measures to support the community, new partnerships and new projects have developed.”

TINKUNE - KATHMANDU  

The Tinkune Koteshwor center is dedicated to supporting Young mothers in the slums of Shantinagar and Sinamangal. Despite the pandemic, the year was pivotal for the Kathmandu center. It was one of the first to adopt the Training & Development Center pedagogy: a transition facilitated by Micro-Economic Initiatives aimed at the community. In fact, in February 2020 the Young Women of the program were already running nutrition workshops for the local community.
This year saw the creation of a second team in June 2020, the integration of the first Youth and therefore the creation of the Stars Club, and the move to a new, larger center. The Little Angels Academy was therefore on site and professionalized, with the recruitment of the first nurse. The new space also includes an area for digital communication and there is space to organize workshops and welcome the community.
After studying the needs of the local community, the MEIs became Care 4 Change and Connect 4 Change. The Youth of the Care 4 Change program organized workshops on early marriage and hygiene, including a special hygiene workshop for children. All training content is supplemented with the help of partners who are experts in the subject, such as We For Change.

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BABITA BANIYA

21 yo, Entrepreneur Step, TDC Tinkune, Kathmandu

"Before coming to LP4Y I worked as a housemaid. I had to work a lot and I was paid very less so I left it. Then after I worked as a labor in the construction of new houses. After that I had a baby boy and I was not doing anything at home so my landlady told me about LP4Y. I came to the center with her and I liked the program of LP4Y and I joined it. The first day, there was computer training. I had never seen a computer in my life. When I touched it I was so scared, I was thinking if I didn’t touch it in the right way I might damage the computer. My friends and coaches taught me how to operate the computer. After that I could type, use gmail, make a budget sheet etc. I also learned English. I also learned how to communicate with people well."

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