Youth Training Centre
In a valley close to Pokhara, Right 4 Children (R4C, our partner in Nepal) are building a centre that will train disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in skills and trades of the hospitality sector. This builds on a successful pilot project delivered in partnership with Movenpick Hotels. The young people are trained to the highest, internationally accredited standards and placements found for the graduates. Construction continues and the first course, delivered in partnership with GATE College, started in 2017 . Community services will commence to ensure that the local population benefit from the new facilities. Further building will continue along-side the courses as further academic facilities, hostel accommodation and a community centre are added.
In a district of Marpak, a rural area devastated by the earthquake of 2015 R4C are rebuilding the schools. Working with the local people, both primary and secondary schools will be rebuilt.
R4C, with C4Cn support, completed the rebuilding or renovation of 5 community schools located in Marpak village (Ward no. 1 and 2 of Netrawati Rural Municipality) of Dhading district. The implementation of the project started in July 2016 following its approval by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the ad hoc government body formed to manage and implement the earthquake reconstruction work in the country, on 5 June 2016.
Exactly two years after the project was approved, R4C completed rebuilding three schools and renovating 2 others. Originally there were 8 schools to be rebuilt R4C’s list, but the rebuilding of 3 schools was cancelled at the request of the District Education Office, Dhading, as their was no demand for them due to the diminished number of students.
A formal inauguration/handover ceremony was held on 24 and 25 of May 2018 to celebrate the completion of work at each of the 5 schools. This marked the end of C4CN’s involvement in earthquake reconstruction work.