Phase 1 is complete

Phase 1 of the Lloyds TSB Livability Ireland vocational training program at SIRC,  in partnership with Sadle Traders, Bhaktapur is now complete. Ramu, Dipak and Ram completed 19 bags in the past week and each bag passed the quality assurance test by Sadle Traders.  The bags will be ‘finished’ in Bhaktapur and sold in Germany.  And most importantly, these three young men get paid for their work.  Kudos to them for their dedication and commitment in learning a new skill, and seeing the training through. AD, the Executive Manager from Sadle Traders deemed the training complete and will officially submit an order for 100+ bags starting next week. This really is a win win situation, as it benefits all parties and allows those with SCI to earn an income  and contribute to their household.  A pretty successful pilot program that can now be scaled for other locations.

(l) Ramu (m) Dipak (r) Ram with smiling faces after loading the big sack of 19 bags on the bus for delivery to Sadle Traders, Bhaktapur.

(l) Ramu (m) Dipak (r) Ram with smiling faces after loading the big sack of 19 bags on the bus for delivery to Sadle Traders, Bhaktapur.


About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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2 Responses to Phase 1 is complete

  1. bkmiec says:

    This is great news, Kate. And so nice to see the smiles on their faces….

  2. Renu says:

    Wohooo! Great News!! Congrats to you all at SIRC!!

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