KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Various Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in Germany have expressed their interest to extend support to promote technical education in Nepal.
Concluding that technical and vocational education was important for the country's economic development, the German-based NGOs have shown interest in helping Nepal in technical education during the 21st NGOs Convention held in Cologne, Germany.
Addressing the convention organized by Germany-Nepal Friendship Association (GNFA), Ambassador of Germany to Nepal, Roland Schäfer, said it is possible to bring about economic development in Nepal only through the promotion of technical and vocational education.
He said that the German government is ready to extend all necessary support to Nepal in this regard.
Stating that Nepal is moving ahead on the path of economic prosperity, Ambassador Schäfer said Nepal should focus on technical and vocational education in order to develop necessary human resource in the field of tourism, agriculture and other areas of the employment sector.
Also speaking on the occasion, Chairman of German-Nepal Friendship Association, Ram Pratap Thapa, who also previously served as consulate general of Nepal, said that a large number organizations working in Germany are interested in working to promote technical education in Nepal.
He said that they are working to run various educational programs focusing on vocational education to help their motherland.
Former Chairman of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Jiba Lamichhane said NRNA bodies in various 80 countries around the world have been working to help the motherland in all ways possible.
Journalist at Kantipur Television, Posh Nath Adhikari had presented a work paper on the challenges and opportunities of technical education in Nepal during the event.
Representative of various 60 organizations based in Germany attended the function.