Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: September 26th, 2018

Title of the Project: Building Pilot Village – Menchari and Phajo Goenpa

Location of the project: Samdrup Jongkhar Orong and Lauri gewogs

Name of the applicant: Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative of the Lhomen Society

Duration of the project: 18 months

Total Cost of the project (in Nu/): Nu 2,280,000.00

Objectives of the project

  • To empower women and local youth by providing skills and knowledge    to    create    their    own    employment opportunities; thus preventing rural-urban migrat
  • To improve food-self sufficiency and enhance income generation opportunities  through  product diversification.
  • Target groups/ final beneficiaries
  • Communities of Orong and Lauri Gewogs

Estimated results

  • Pottery as a main source of income for womens group
  • Employment opportunities for youth in the community through cane and bamboo crafts
  • Bamboo crafts sustainability

Main activities

  • Formation of women’s pottery group in Menchari village
  • Conduct 2 trainings for the group on pottery skills and marketing
  • strategy
  • Construction of Pottery Studio
  • Conduct 2 trainings for Menchari youth on bamboo craft skills and marketing strategy
  • Bamboo plantation
  • Training farmers on paddy cultivation through SRI method in Phajo Goenpa village on 24 acres of land