News Update: Shoe-Making Training for Women
Inclusive and sustainable development around the world -leaving no one behind- is the overarching vision of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. However, it is very miserable that women have low income in comparison to men and low status in Nepal. Additionally, social stigma and barriers are making the situation tougher. By providing skill trainings to women, it would help them to be economically empowered and self-dependent. After this training, the women could get proper job or even they could start their own business.
Renu Sharma, President of Women’s Foundation exclaimed, “If women possess the skills, the world would be in their hand.”
Through the combined efforts with the support of Rotary Club of Healesville – Australia, the Women’s Foundation has organized the 3 months shoe making training for women which is aimed at increasing women’s access to skill for improving their financial independence, employment opportunities and aiming to boost their quality of life. The training was started from 26th March 2019 and would end in 25th June 2019.
There are in total 17 participants selected for this program instead it was proposed for 10 beneficiaries. However, more participants demanded for the training and our board had decided to provide the same training for more women. Except 17 participants, more women were interested to join the training but we do not have capacity to provide for more women. Up to the date, the beneficiaries are able to:
- Cut and paste the materials
- Making upper part of the shoe
- Fixing the golden lace for the border of shoe
- Sewing the borders of the shoes
- Measuring, Cutting and Pasting sole
- Fixing heel of shoes
- Making plain shoes with golden lace
- At present, learning designs and embroider for making designed shoes
We believe, this training would help the women to develop their skills and empower them economically. Creating such opportunities and environment reduces gender inequality and shapes women’s choices of occupations, jobs and places of work.