Technical training for Muslim Dalits

Himalayan News Service

BHAKTAPUR: The Centre for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) is all set to launch a special programme for the welfare of Dalit-Muslim teenage girls in 10 Tarai districts after the festival of Dashain.

Ramesh Bakhati, Director of the Examination Division, CTEVT, today told The Himalayan Times that the programme was being launched from this year to provide access to technical education, especially to the Dalit-Muslim teenage girls, as they were one of the most marginalised group in the nation.

He said, "The CTEVT has already allocated a sum of Rs 60 million to provide free technical education to poor Dalit-Muslim teenage girls." According to Bakhati, the special programme will be launched in Rautahat, Malanguwa, Bara, Parsa, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha, Saptari, Sarlahi and Tikapur this year.

"We have already begun our homework to make the programme effective and successful," he added. He fursaid that technical education in subjects such as Assistant Nurse Midwife would be provided to the participants.


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