The International Border Area People’s Welfare Organization (IBAPWO) craft centre, Dimapur, has conducted three months free vocational training programme on bamboo, cane and wooden craft, dry and decorative flowers to trainees of seven border blocks of Nagaland which culminated on May 5.
The training which started on February 3 was organized for 14 trainees (2 trainees from each block) to generate self-employment in handicrafts through naturally made available resources for economic growth in the seven border blocks of Nagaland.
Certificates were distributed to the 14 trainees at a simple function in the presence of senior artisans of 7 border blocks, by N. Rhuletsu, Director, IBAPWO.
Speaking before the trainees, the director expressed his opinion that the training programme had benefited the trainees in every aspect and IBAPWO would continue to strive to conduct such training programmes in a phase wise manner to boost up craft based economy in the 7 border blocks of Nagaland while the staff of the organization would plan quarterly rounds of follow up and motivate more youths for developing skills in the craft works.
He also expressed hope that there would be networks within the trainees trained as well as the self skilled village youths in direct marketing linkages with the organization and create collection units in every possible villages in border blocks of Nagaland.