Entrepreneurship Development Training
A five-day long training to enhance the capacity of thefamilies affected by April earthquake to start their enterprise was conducted in Kathmandu from 27 – 31 March 2016. The training was organized by Lumanti Support Group for Shelter in association with Community Women Forum (CWF) with support from MISEREOR under the project titled Access to Better Livelihoods: Gaining Hope for Rebuilding Life.
Total of 19 participants from 11 old settlements in Kathmandu and Lalitpur namely Thecho, Tikathali, Nardevi, Kallabari, Thaiba, Balambu, Teku, Khokana, Sankhu, Sano Gaon and Gokarna attend the training. The main objective of the training was to encourage interested people to start their enterprise by giving them skill, knowledge and capacity on entrepreneurship.
Experts from Industrial Enterprise Development Institute (IEDI), Kathmandu explained the participants on the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, market, marketing strategy and customer behaviour. Different methods like lecture, multimedia presentation, group works, participatory games, guest lecture etc. were used in the training to explain different topics to the participants.
Ms. Laxmitara Dangol from Thecho was present at the training as a successful entrepreneur who started her enterprise of 'Gundpak and Pushtakari' a decade ago. She shared her experiences of success and challenges in her endeavour and how she came into the limelight of national and international level. She encouraged the participants to be entrepreneurs themselves using the skills and knowledge from the training.
The participants shared their products in the training hall among the participants. At the end of the training, 18 female and 1 male participants prepared different business plans for their enterprises like indoor slippers, embroideries, furniture, tailoring, grinding and pickles.
Sharing the experience of the training trainess Ms. Rasana Shahi and Ms. Sanumaya Tamang talked about the new things they learnt during the training. They expressed their confidence to start their enterprise as a long-term business with the help of the business plan.
Trainers from IEDI, Ms. Bina Shrestha and Ms. Chetana Baral expressed their best wishes on the conclusion of the five-day training.
Chairperson of Community Women Forum (CWF) Ms. Bindu Shrestha encouraged the participants to start their expected business as there is no shortage of skill and investment to start a business.