Celebrating entrepreneurs who create social, environmental and economic values
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, email@example.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.
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.”