August 24, Kathmandu. Deepa Adhikari from Itahari is at the moment studying to function a backhoe loader at Citizen Technical School, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur. Taking care of her two kids, she is driving an e-rickshaw in Ithari.
Believing that girls shouldn’t be confined to the house, she beforehand labored as a co-driver for a while to be taught to function a backhoe loader in Itahari sub-metropolis.
She mentioned that she had come to Bhaktapur after getting info that JCB was going to show girls to function backhoe loaders on scholarship whereas studying in Ithari. She says a month’s value of theoretical and sensible data has enabled her to function a backhoe machine.
“Now is the time to get licensed and practice this skill, to teach other women as well,” she says.
Backhoe drivers are additionally being fashioned in Deepa Group, which additionally contains Indira Tamang of Dolkha. She was incomes a modest earnings by studying stitching and was pondering of taking over a ‘new’ job. “I filled out the form after my sister, who teaches sewing and cutting, told me that JCB was going to train me,” she says.
Indira says that when she discovered to function a backhoe loader (dozer), her husband couldn’t imagine her. “Any work has to be done by learning. There is nothing that can’t be done after learning. I filled out the training form,” she says.
Indira had posted a video of her backhoe on Facebook. She mentioned that every one the feedback made her excited and much more brave.
The backhoe, operated by 10 girls, together with Deepa and Indira, comes inside a heavy machine used within the building of the infrastructure. They too have the boldness to be concerned on this work. “Now we have to get the license first,” says Indira.
These 10 girls, who’re getting ready for the ultimate examination to be performed by the coaching institute, will then be a part of to get backhoe/excavator driving licence. One of them Manju Rai had by no means ridden a cycle earlier than. In the mountainous district of Khotang, she is afraid to be taught backhoe.
“Without saying a word, the mercury slowly started coming up,” she says. To me, that is an sudden ability. Now even when he goes overseas for employment, he should function heavy equipment.
Trainer’s new expertise
JCB Senior Trainer Rasin Maharjan mentioned that every one the ladies members within the coaching have discovered to function the machine with curiosity.
“The success of any SIP training depends on how enthusiastically the participants learn from it,” she mentioned.
According to him this free coaching has been organized for the primary time in collaboration with Skill Academy, Skill for Employment Program Nepal-SIP and Educational Program for Minimum Diswanted Children Nepal (USEP) run by MAW Earth Movers Private Limited.
Photo & Video Shankar Giri