THECHO, Kathmandu, (Robin John Chettri) — Don Bosco Technical Institute Thecho in Kathmandu started off the second session of the year (5th June 2013) with a totally new and innovative scheme to empower rural and marginalized Nepali youth. One hundred boys and girls from various parts of Nepal have signed up for the totally free course with the motto “learn free, earn, and pay back.” Youth from distant parts are accommodated in hostels run by Don Bosco and Saleisan Sisters.
“This session has attracted twice the number of young people who joined the previous session,” says Director of the Institute Fr Jijo John stating that 159 young people began their skill training program in various trades.
Trainees for the new session which commenced on 5th June 2013 are enrolled for six months training in Computer, Electrical, Fashion Design, Tailoring, Beautician and Mobile Repairing.
In his keynote address the Rector of Nepal Don Bosco School Lubhu, Kathmandu Fr. Benjamin stressed the need for everyone “to make use of the opportunity effectively and achieve the purpose for which the program is offered.”
Immediately after the inaugural session, the students went to their respective departments for the introductory lesson.
“I am very happy to get this opportunity to be trained in my favorite subject free of charge in such a wonderful setting,” says a grateful trainee.
DB Tech Thecho was established in 2009 and runs two six month sessions a year.