Project information

Youth Training Centre

C4CN, in partnership with Right4Children, our local partner, are building a Centre that will train disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in skills and trades of the hospitality sector, they will be trained to the highest, internationally accredited standards and placements found for them.

April 2016 - April 2019

Charity information: Children4ChildrenNepal (formerly Freedom Matters)

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  • Need


    Young people in Nepal face many challenges as the country urbanises and develops. Many young people have few skills or opportunities; often having been victims of trafficking or domestic abuse. A pilot project that trained disadvantaged young people in hospitality skills for the fast-growing tourism sector in Nepal has proved successful and this Training Centre will expand and develop these opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged young people, offering them a positive future.


    We will build a well-equipped training school and oversee the training programmes delivered by professionals in the hospitality industry. R4C has a dream to make this school a model hospitality training school in Nepal that will contribute to the growth and quality of the Nepalese tourism sector while also giving disadvantaged youth international level hospitality training. At the same time, the project will also benefit the local people through its off-hour community activities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provision of high quality training in hospitality skills with employment placement .


    » Completion of the physical structures and equipping of the Training and Residential facilities.
    » Training in a range of hospitality skills delivered by GATE Academy - disdvantaged young people identified for the training and supported by R4C.
    » Support for the young trainees and employment placement will be facilitated by Right4Children.

    What success will look like

    Profile of trainees to ensure that the most disadvantaged young people are benefiting and gaining employment. Number of trainees, number of graduates, placement of graduates.

    Aim 2

    Engagement of the local community in social and educational opportunities.


    » Local community activist will be engaged to assess local wishes and inform the community concerning the facilities available at the Centre.
    » The Centre will be used by the local community, out of training hours, for activities such as IT skill training, home-work clubs, women's club.

    What success will look like

    The number of clubs running and attendance at each.
    Survey of local population to ensure needs are being met appropriately.

  • Impact


    Disadvantaged young people will have the opportunity to gain skilled employment, having been taught to the highest standards in a range of hospitality jobs, from housekeeping, through catering and hotel management. These are skills highly sought in Nepal and are flexible in that they are geographically and time adaptable, for both part and full-time work.
    The local population will have the opportunity to develop their own skills and interests, using the facilities available at no cost.


    The building season in Nepal can be short due to the monsoon - we have commenced building and are at a stage where the first courses can shortly begin in the facilities constructed as further building continues.
    GATE Training Academy has teachers ready to commence the training courses.
    A Local 5 star hotel - Pavilions Himalaya - has agreed placements.
    Initial survey of community involvement has been completed.


    3 monthly updates will be given to all donors to share progress, this to include financial and narrative reporting on resources expended and outcomes achieved.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,000 Mock-up Rooms Creating mock-up hotel rooms/suites/dining areas for trainees
      £10,000 Community activities Engaging local community in activities using the Centre for 2 years
      £3,000 Community and trainee support Community worker employed to run activities and support
  • Background


    The Youth Training Centre is being built in a valley close to Pokhara, the second biggest city in Nepal. It has a large and expanding tourist business due to its location in the Himalayas that enables trekking to be developed. A new international airport is planned, the need for hospitality trained workers is expanding. The number of 4 and 5 star hotels is increasing, yet there is limited ability locally to meet this demand.


    Pokhara, despite being an expanding city, is still a poor region. The number of street children is increasing, slums are growing and city's hinterland has well-documented cases of trafficking of young people, especially girls. These are the young people who have been identified by the local partner, R4C, and have benefitted from the pilot project in hospitality training. this project will expand that pilot in quantity and quality of trainees, giving the young people a positive future.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    C4CN has a long history of working with our local partner, Right 4 Children. R4C is a Nepali NGO, based in Pokhara and knows the locality and its needs and opportunities well. We worked with them to deliver aid following the earthquake of 2015 and are now working together to rebuild schools in the area. We are based in a secondary school in the UK and focus on peer-to-peer support; young people and educators encouraging and enabling support for others less fortunate than themselves.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jan Turner

    Chairwoman of C4CN, with a background in project development, monitoring and evaluation, Project Supervisor in UK.

    Anil Paudel

    CEO of R4C, Pokhara, Project Supervisor, Nepal

    Sarah Stacpoole

    Trustee of C4CN, teacher, responsible for young people's engagement in UK.

    Peter Hardy

    Treasurer, C4CN, responsible for financial oversight, monitoring and evaluation.