Lydia Vocational Training Centre

The Lydia Vocational Training Centre teaches women skills that will enable them to find employment and support themselves and their families.
The Problem

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 157th on the United Nation’s Human Development Index. Women and girls face significant discrimination in Nepal. It is very common for them to work harder than men and often in physically demanding jobs. Many girls are not allowed to attend school or finish their education. Child marriages are still widespread and the girls, often married to much older men, have no chance to create a future of their own. 

The Program

The Lydia Vocational Training Centre teaches sewing, literacy, music, gardening, cooking, and other practical skills so that women can better provide for themselves and their families. They also learn about health care, nutritious food, sanitation, and other important matters such as domestic violence and HIV/AIDS. Each graduate is trained to teach other women and commits to sharing her knowledge with at least five others in her community, multiplying the impact.

“I am so grateful to God for the opportunity He gave me to better myself and learn a trade. I have learned so much at the Lydia Vocational Training Centre. I have more confidence in my future as I will be able to support myself and my child. I look forward to sharing the knowledge I’ve received with the women in my community. Thank you so much for your support.” 

How Your Gift Helps!

Your gift will help 44 women each year go through the 5 months skills training and development program. This will equip them with the skills and tools needed to earn an income and gain status in their communities.

100% Of Your Donation

will be used to improve the lives of women in Nepal, thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead.

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About Us

International Needs Canada is a charitable Christian organization with a global network of 34 partner countries. Our approach to development relies on the empowerment of indigenous leaders to bring about change in their local communities. We focus primarily on the empowerment of vulnerable children through education, health and wellness, character development, and skills training.

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International Needs Canada

Toll-free: 1-888-702-9805
230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001