September 14, Kathmandu: The Minister for Women, Children, and Senior Citizens and Chairperson of the Social Welfare Council, Uma Regmi, on Tuesday inaugurated the newly constructed building of the Social Welfare Council’s Vocational Training Center at Budhanilkantha built with the support of Qatar Charity.
Minister Regmi was accompanied by the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Nepal, Yousuf Mohammad Al–Hail, during the inauguration and handover ceremony.
The new building has been constructed in place of the old building which was destroyed by the devastating Gorkha earthquake.
The building has been constructed at an area of 4,816 square feet with a cost of around Rs. 12 million.
The building has 4 training rooms, 2 office rooms, 1 seminar hall, 1 kitchen, and 8 toilets.
The Acting Director of Qatar Charity, Irshad Sheikh, said that the building had been built with the aim of helping the youth develop their vocational skills.
Coinciding with the inauguration and handover ceremony of the Centre’s building, a 3-month sewing training was also inaugurated for the women of the Budhanilkantha area.
The best participants of the training will also receive sewing machines and other necessary sewing equipment.
Addressing the program, Minister Regmi expressed her belief that the Vocational Training Centre would conduct full-time training and create self-employment opportunities for the youths.
Also addressing the program, the Secretary of the Social Welfare Council, Manoj Bhatt, thanked Qatar Charity for constructing the Vocational Training Centre’s building and expressed the commitment that the building would be used for conducting vocational training.
The special guest of the program, Ambassador Al-Hail, said that he was happy to help Nepal and Nepalis who have helped build Qatar.
Ambassador Al-Hail also committed more help from the Qatari side in the coming days.