Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award 2012

Celebrating entrepreneurs who create social, environmental and economic values

Prachanda Shakya, SNASEA 2012

Name: Mr. Prachanda Shakya

Venture’s Name:  Nepal Traditional Handicraft Training Center

Venture’s Location: Aksheswor Mahabihar, Pulchowk, Lalitpur-3

Contact: 00977-1-5009078, 00977-9841366671, nepalthtcenter@yahoo.com

Problem Addressed: The closure of the sculpture training institute being run by Aksheswor Mahabihar in 2061 B.S. led to Prachanda and his team start their own institute to train and produce artisans.

Training young artisans at the institute which serves the dual purpose of preserving the ancient art-crafts and also providing employment

Impact: Employment and skill development, at least 5 people develop professional skills annually ( 11 batch of students prepared till now), preservation of ancient art-craft and culture.

Growth Cycle: Adolescent ( 5 to 10 years of operation)

Sustainability: Training and Employment for people and local availability of work-force, trainers and raw materials and the location of institute being a very touristic place.

Own Words: “I myself got the training in 2051 B.S. and in 2061 B.S. this only one of a kind training institute was shut down. Then I, along with my friends, decided to open a training institute to keep the legacy alive and to train people in the ancient art-craft, like wood-craft, sculpture making and rest.”

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