Skills Training For Young Artists
In March 2018, a project entitled “Revitalizing the Janakpur Women’s Development Center with skills training, hiring and product design” was funded by the Embassy of Switzerland under the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. With the aim of bringing younger women into the JWDC, 16 local women were selected for skills training. Susie Vickery, textile designer, led a team of six young women to learn embroidery and sewing techniques while Claire Burkert, in cooperation with master artists including Madhumala Mandal, Rebti Mandal and Sudhira Karna, trained 10 young women in painting. After 10 days of painting exercises, sample textile production, and group discussion, 10 young women were selected to continue to work with the JWDC.