In response to COVID-19, Tayar Nepal supported early economic recovery activities at the local level for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to quickly return to operation. In this context, Antarprerana conducted five days of training covering eight topics on business management skills.
The training program kicked off in the first week of December 2020 and ended in the first week of January 2021 reaching 83 women entrepreneurs from 12 different municipalities. The sessions were conducted in two batches to ensure their effectiveness and create a lasting impact. During the program, Antarprerana linked bachelor level students from Presidency College of Management Sciences, Chitwan as “Startup Fellows” to bridge the gap for women entrepreneurs in their business documentation works and providing entrepreneurs with a supporting hand in their business.
A good number of women entrepreneurs were catered in a short span of time wherein training on the given topic and that too through an online medium was a new approach for the majority of participants which they adapted successfully. Furthermore, they were equipped with a workbook that contained their business information as well as action items for them to support after the training as a reference document.
“Women should continue their businesses with a mission. Use of technology has been used for time pass and now this should be used for one’s own business purpose too.” - One of the participants