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Exploring Graphic Designers for Carpet Industry

The project “Weaving opportunities in Nepal” is a joint collaboration between Nepal GoodWeave Foundation (NGF) and US based social organization, Greater Impact Foundation (GIF). This project aims to create economic (employment) opportunities in carpet industries for marginalized, economically backward and unemployed men and women around the nation through providing skills on weaving, finishing and designing.

Nepal GoodWeave Foundation has been implementing a project, Weaving Economic Opportunities in Nepal. Under this project, different skill based trainings on carpet designing, weaving, dyeing and, finishing are being conducted in different phases. 165 women are already trained in weaving, 10 men are trained in dyeing. All the trainees have already been placed into GoodWeave licenses factories. Designing training supported by GIF aims at capacitating 15 youths in graphic designing and creating employment opportunity for them in the carpet industry. Trainees were selected from among 50 applicants on the basis of their need, socio-economic status and commitment to work.

Training was inaugurated on 7th of November 2014 at E Desk Technology private services Pvt. Ltd. at Kupandole, Lalitpur. NGF president Mr. Ganesh Bhakta Shrestha, NGF Secretary Mr. Balaram Gurung, Trainers Mr. Shyam Shrestha and Prabal Pradhan from Alternative Technology, NGF staffs and all 15 trainees were present in the inauguration session.

Objectives of the Training:
• To enhance carpet related graphic designing skills and provide economic opportunities to youths who are most in need.
• To create opportunity for unemployed people making them skilled and provide job opportunities in carpet industry.
• To produce more graphic designers in the carpet industry and fill the human resource shortage

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