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Kumbeshwar Technical School (KTS)

Kumbeshwar Technical School (KTS)

The Kumbeshwar Technical School (KTS) offers training in wool spinning, hand knitting, carpet weaving, carpentry and jewellery to members of low-caste communities, disabled individuals and destitute women in Nepal. Graduates of the training program have the opportunity to move into employment at KTS or to establish their own workshops. KTS embraces environmentally friendly practices such as the use of AZO-friendly dyes for carpets and the use of replanted trees from a community forest for their carpentry production. In addition to the technical school, KTS operates an orphanage for abandoned children, a nursery, a primary school for children of impoverished families and a workplace daycare. Other benefits include literacy classes, training in writing and basic numeracy, women's health education, health and accident insurance and access to loans.