August 12, 2019 05:00 AM NPT
POKHARA Aug 12: Women of Pokhara are receiving a three-day training to make sanitary pads. The training which started on Saturday is being jointly organized by Pokhara Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Pakheta Nepal, in association with BaBa Foundation and Expose Nepal.
The training targets accretion of skills and capabilities of women and was inaugurated by Ramkali Khadka, founder and executive director of Women's Skill Development Organization Nepal. She said that the training would help women to build up self-confidence enhancing their skills and capabilities. She added, “Sanitary pad is of great help to tackle physical and mental situations that come along with menstruation. Pads made from waste clothes are convenient which can also be a source of income.”
According to Bindu Koirala, vice-president of Pokhara Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the training would not only help to fulfill the basic needs of menstruation but also be handy in becoming self-dependent.
Chinu Gurung of the chamber thanked all the organizations and institutions who gave their hands to conduct the training and requested to practically apply the learned skills in real life.
Santosh Shahi, president of JCI Nepal and Gyan Maharjan, also known as 'pad man' also spoke on the occasion. Recently, sanitary pads were distributed at different schools with the motive to include education of sanitary pads in the syllabus of junior as well as a higher level in Pokhara.