July 5, 2017
Women in Dhading have started taking masonry training to speed up reconstruction of houses that collapsed during the 2015 earthquake. They are taking the training to develop themselves as capable masons, a job role traditionally performed by men, and work as construction workers just like men.
Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Support Programme is funding this training programme and Integrated Community Development Campaign Nepal is implementing it under the Poverty Alleviation Fund.
These women say that they were confined to household activities, but with this training, they can contribute to construction work in their locality. Some women have already started constructing houses after they joined the training, and are also contributing to their family financially while bringing up their children with their income.
Earlier, two similar training programmes, one at Galchhi Municipality and one at Benighatrorang Rural Municipality had been conducted.