• On Jun 26

    WE'RE HIRING AN INTERN

    WE'RE HIRING AN INTERN

    ISAP is seeking to hire an intern in our program unit for 2 months (July 1 to August 30). The intern works as part of a team of program staffs who are implementing host of training and other activities under ISAP's entrepreneurship development programs.

    The intern holds a variety of responsibilities related to the research, analysis, and coordination of programmatic activities with a primary focus on organizing, scheduling, promoting, marketing, and conducting wide variety of training programs.

    ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor's Degree in management, development studies, sociology or relevant fields of study. Those who have already completed their final exam and are awaiting results would be eligible.
    Two wheeler driving license is a must.
    DURATION: Two Months (July 1 to August 30)
    REMUNERATION: Lunch Allowance and Travel Allowance
    FUTURE OPPORTUNITY: ISAP would open an application for the position of Program Associate with starting date of Sept 1, 2017. The intern would be encouraged to apply to that position upon successful completion of the internship. http://bit.ly/2sd8dTz

  • On Jun 26

    Training the Practicing Masons of Sindhupalchowk !

    Training the Practicing Masons of Sindhupalchowk !

    ISAP, with the support of ピースウィンズ・ジャパン Peace Winds Japan and in coordination with Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) has completed Mason Training Program for Earthquake Resilient Building Construction (MTPERBC) in Thulopakhar VDC and Jethal VDC of Sindhupalchowk.

    Throughout the training period, the 32 practicing masons were made well aware of the importance and effectiveness of earthquake resistant elements in buildings.They also got an opportunity to learn about new techniques on earthquake resilient building construction while learning to construct load bearing stone structures.

    These trained masons will now be working for building construction at Irkhu-Sindhupalchowk. In additional to that, they will impart their knowledge by teaching other technicians the techniques they have learnt.

  • On Jun 23

    Budding SchoolPreneurs of Shree Kamal Basic School

    Budding SchoolPreneurs of Shree Kamal Basic School

    The students of Shree Kamal Basic School, grade 6 and grade 7, have been rigorously brainstorming business ideas for the past three days as a part of our entrepreneurship development project—SchoolPreneur, in collaboration with ピースウィンズ・ジャパン Peace Winds Japan.

    Team Sagarmath have decided to make fish feed available in the pond nearby as they have frequently encountered the incidence of dying fish due to insufficient feed. While Team King & Boss and Team Lumbini will be making lunch items and fruits available, respectively, at the affordable rate. Likewise Team Clean Environment will be selling stationery items in their school as there are no stationery shops nearby.

    Since today is the last day of the workshop, each group will be receiving 1000 rupees as a start-up investment once they pitch their finalized business plan, including their estimated profit. We hope that all the students will enjoy their 15 days journey of entrepreneurship as well as develop the qualities of leadership, accountability and team spirit.

  • On Jun 16

    Grab the Opportunity to Financially and Technically Support your Enterprise !

    Grab the Opportunity to Financially and Technically Support your Enterprise !

    If you are passionately seeking to scale up your business, Enterprise - Nepal Business Accelerator Program would be at your rescue. The program offers twelve-week long training as well as mentor-ship to fine-tune your business models, and raise funds from investors that would together ensure a high level growth.

    The program was able to gather huge interest from over 400 companies while 6 of them, Foodmandu Pvt. Ltd, Ingrails Pvt. Ltd, Aiden Engineering Pvt. Ltd, A.C.T. 360 Pvt. Ltd, Funkey Delights Pvt. Ltd, and Vim Vox Lab Pvt. Ltd, secured mentor-ship opportunity. Moreover, 3 out of 6 finalist companies have already received investment averaging 80 Lakh rupees; whereas, the other 3 have received term sheets from investors and are in the final stages of negotiation.

    Eligibility:
    Nepalese companies that have been operating for at least 3 years, and are seeking investment as well as have a dedicated team to scale-up.

    Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
    To apply and for the further details, visit www.enterprise.com.np or email at info@tna.com.np http://enterprise.com.np/

  • On Jun 14

    “कृषिमा बीमा, अनुदान तथा वित्तीय श्रोतहरु” बिषयमा संचालित उद्यमी इन्साआइट्स नामक अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रमको भिडियो

    “कृषिमा बीमा, अनुदान तथा वित्तीय श्रोतहरु” बिषयमा संचालित उद्यमी इन्साआइट्स नामक अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रमको भिडियो

    उद्यमी इन्साआइट्सको यो तेस्रो संस्करणमा सरकार तथा निजि क्षेत्र द्वारा संचालित व्यवसायिक कृषिका लागि बीमा, अनुदान तथा वित्तीय सहयोग बारे गरिएको गहन छलफल यस भिडियो मार्फत हेर्न सक्नुहुन्छ l

  • On Jun 13

    Meet our SchoolPreneurs from Shivapuri Higher Secondary School

    Meet our SchoolPreneurs from Shivapuri Higher Secondary School

    Enthusiastic to be entrepreneurs at a young age, the students of grade 7 from Shivapuri Higher Secondary School will be commencing their social ventures from today. In order to address the lack of fresh and hygiene food available in their cafeteria, Team Jun Tara will be selling mixed fruits, while Team Sagarmatha and Team Business will be selling Chatpate and Juice, respectively. Similarly, Team Lion will be making board games available during the leisure time, whereas Team Cleanliness will be utilizing waste paper to make decoration items.

    We had an enriching experience guiding them through the process of idea generation to development of their business plans in 4 day’s workshop. The workshop would not have been concluded better without our guest entrepreneur Mr. Bilal Ahmed Shah, proprietor of Latido Leathers. Mr. Shah spent most of his childhood days at principal’s office where he could often be summoned for being “too noisy” and asking tons of irrelevant questions. Later, he dropped out of the engineering college too. Amid such failures, he dared to start the company from scratch, as a rebound from his past failures, in an attempt to follow his heart. The children were fascinated by his stories of highs and lows, and thoroughly enjoyed the amusing anecdotes from his school days. He also encouraged them to nurture their unique qualities and ambitions, along with emphasizing the importance of life skills as one grows up. The six groups presented each of their business plans and polished them further through his mentorship.

    In the end of the workshop, the groups received Rs.1000 each as an investment fund for running their entrepreneurial ventures. We wish our SchoolPreneurs a fruitful entrepreneurial journey of two more weeks and extend our gratitude toward our partnering agency- Peace Winds Japan for the support.

  • On Jun 12

    Agro-Fundamentals Workshop for Udhyami Fellows 2017 – 3rd Cycle

    Agro-Fundamentals Workshop for Udhyami Fellows 2017 – 3rd Cycle

    The three days’ workshop on “Agro-Fundamentals for Micro-Entrepreneurs” was successfully held for the third batch of potential Udhyami Fellows of 2017. The workshop welcomed aspiring and small-scale agro-entrepreneurs from across the country, Sankhuwasabha to Ramechaap.

    Through various role-play and simulation activities, board games and other interactive exercises, the 23 participants shared a fun and enriching experience of learning the fundamental business concepts. The concepts ranged from Value Chain Analysis and Building Market Relationship, to Business Cycles and Financing. The interactive sessions were also a valuable opportunity for them to share and learn from each other’s’ experiences and mistakes.

    The highlight of the workshop was a session on agro-insurance which was facilitated by Mr. Kundan Sapkota, Deputy Director of Insurance Board. Through this session, he familiarized our participants with the various policies and schemes launched by the Insurance Board in Nepal in the agriculture sector and responded to the participants’ queries.

    Our Udhyami Fellows have headed to their respective farms for the training. The fellowship will be completed in four-weeks.

  • On Jun 09

    Retired Teacher Participates in Udhyami Fellowship to Strengthen his Cooperative

    Retired Teacher Participates in Udhyami Fellowship to Strengthen his Cooperative

    52-year old Mr. Shankar Prashad Paudyal was keeping himself busy with rearing two buffalos that his family owned upon a retirement as a teacher from a local government school. But for last few years, he is also actively engaged in managing a cattle farm, jointly owned by a cooperative named Ekata Pasupalan. At present, the cattle farm has 11 cows and Mr. Paudyal and other stakeholders of the farm are aiming to quickly treble the number of cows. In hope of learning new techniques as well as acquire the related business acumen to grow as a commercial farmer, Mr. Paudyal joined our Udhyami Fellowship program this year.

    The topics covered during the fellowship period included technical aspects, such as breeding methods, distinguishing quality and quantity of fodders, milking methods to name few while the business aspects included business cycle, marketing strategies and so on. His main learning was realizing that the feeding methods practiced widely in rural areas where cattle are feed dry fodder would have been a major factor behind frequent sickness that plagues their cattle. He adds, “Now I have learned that mixing dry fodder adequately with liquid helps in digestion mechanism of cattle as well as ensures good health which could later invite greater output.” He was also stunned to find out that few feed found in the market could be poisonous as they are not International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certified.

    Lastly, he remarks, “The major constraint for scaling-up their farm has been the shortage of water in the area where their farm is currently located. It would have been great if I had joined fellowship earlier so that I could learn about the important factors, such as availability of water and grazing space, to consider before selecting an arena for a cattle farm. Nevertheless, he is very satisfied with being able to learn and practices commercial cattle rearing techniques under the supervision of a commercial farmer, along with learning about different diseases and its prevention methods directly from vets who often visited the farm during his training period.

  • On Jun 08

    Introducing our Udhyami Fellows 2017 - 2nd Cycle

    Introducing our Udhyami Fellows 2017 - 2nd Cycle

    Meet Diwakar Nepali and Durga Bahadur Nepali , our Udhyami Fellow for the ISAP Udhyami Fellowship (Poultry) program 2017- 2nd Cycle.

    Diwakar Nepali and Durga Bahadur Nepali have been involved in social service sector through various non-governmental organizations for quite a long time. Since most of their time was consumed with serving rural communities, they were lagging behind in supporting their families financially. As their financial security, especially in long-run, remained questioned, both decided to venture into agro-business for self-sustainability while pursuing their passion to serve their community hand-in-hand.

    As they were observing existing agro-market, they were quick to notice that poultry farming was ensuring good return even with a small capital. But, what they lacked was adequate technical and business acumen which was proving a major hurdle in their journey toward being self-reliant.

    A strong believer of the idea that practice is as important as studying, they soon joined our Udhayami Fellowship program that offers in-farm training. In the span of 4 weeks, they were able to acquire understanding of fundamental aspects of running a commercial poultry farming. Their learning included maintaining a suitable temperature in a farm, identifying required quality and quantity of grains, diseases and its prevention methods, and so on. Most importantly, they were very satisfied with being able to learn through practice in a commercial farm under the supervision of a commercial farmer. Dewakar shares that now they feel much more confident to start their own farm. He adds, “The training gave us an opportunity to learn 95% of important technical and business aspects of having a successful poultry farm.”

    Diwakar and Durga Nepali will shortly commence the construction of their farm. Lastly, they strongly believe that the relationship that they have established with their trainer, Mr. Chandra Tamang, will prove very beneficial to learn further about marketing and thriving in Nepali agro-market once they start their own farm.

  • On May 30

    SchoolPreneur at Shree Tangal Higher Secondary School

    SchoolPreneur at Shree Tangal Higher Secondary School

    We are excited to announce the commencement of SchoolPreneur program at Shree Tangal Higher Secondary School in collaboration with ピースウィンズ・ジャパン Peace Winds Japan.
    During our third day of the program, we were thrilled to have Mr Dibesh Giri from Smart Roads, a high-end road designing software company, as our guest entrepreneur. The students were awed by his entrepreneurial adventures that started out at the early age of 5 when he started collecting comic books from friends and rented it out to others at Rupees 2. His journey further boosted the entrepreneurial spirit of the students.
    Since last week, the students of grade 7 and 6 have been enthusiastically planning their business. Team K.T.M has decided to sell lemonade in order to combat rising temperature while Team व्यवसाय and Team Inspire Nepal have decided to recycle solid-waste to produce decoration items. Similarly, Team Everest will be making safe drinking water available at cheaper prices by bringing water jars and filling out water bottles of students as only option now available is buying bottled water at Rs 20 to Rs 25. Likewise, Team SMKSP will be selling mask as the pollution is the city is increasing day by day. Today, they will receiving 1000 rupees investment to commence their business.

  • On May 23

    उद्यमी फेलोशिप - नि:शुल्क व्यावसायीक कृषि तालिमको आवेदन फारम अब मात्र दुई दिनका लागि खुला

    उद्यमी फेलोशिप - नि:शुल्क व्यावसायीक कृषि तालिमको आवेदन फारम अब मात्र दुई दिनका लागि खुला

    नेपालमा सानातिना र प्रमुख जानकारीको अभाबमा नयाँ कृषकहरुले आफ्नो समय र परिश्रम दिदादिदै पनि असफल भएको तितो यथार्थ देख्न सकिन्छ । तसर्थ, पुर्व व्यावहारिक तथा प्राविधिक ज्ञान दिने उदेश्यले हामी उद्यमी फेलोसीप संचालन गर्दै आइरहेका छौँ । फेलोशिप अन्तरगत, व्यावसाय गर्न इच्छुक व्यक्तिहरुलाई स्थापित उद्यमीबाट कार्यस्थलमै प्रत्यक्ष तालिम दिइन्छ ।

    तपाई पनि नेपालकै नमुना कृषि उद्यमीको फार्ममा बसी पुर्व प्राविधिक, व्यावहारिक एवम् व्यावसायिक ज्ञान बाट कृषि व्यावसाय सुरु गरि एक सफल उद्यमी बन्न सक्नु हुन्छ ।

    उपलब्द तालिमहरु: गाई पालन, कुखुरा पालन, बाख्रा पालन, सुँगुर पालन, च्याउ खेति र तरकारी खेति
    फार्ममा गरिने तालिम अगी ३ दिने कृषि उद्यम विकास कार्यशाला पनि संचालन गरिने छ l
    थप जानकारी र आवेदनका लागि: http://bit.ly/2pmvSVh

  • On May 22

    Udhymai Insights: "Financing, Insurance and Subsides for a Agro-enterprise."

    Udhymai Insights: "Financing, Insurance and Subsides for a Agro-enterprise."

    ISAP hosted the 3rd edition of Udhymai Insights, a moderated panel discussion program where aspiring, small scale and commercial entrepreneurs gain insights from market pundits and service providers to address specific challenges they face in their interested field of entrepreneurship.

    In this edition of Udhymai Insights, we focused on the available options of Finance, Insurance and Subsidies for a Agro-enterprise, along with addressing difficulties while accessing those services.

    We were honored to have Ms. Sangita Sapkota from Rastriya Banijya Bank, Mr. Lok Bahdur Khadka from Youth and Small Entrepreneur Self-employment Fund, Mr. Udit Prasad Kafle from Shikar Insurance, and Mr. Basu Dev Kafle from Ministry of Agriculture Development as our panelist of the event. The event saw the active participation of 150+ aspiring and current entrepreneurs, students as well as cooperatives and social organizations, working to nurture the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Nepal.

    The highlight of the event was the Panel Discussion session where the questions regarding misuse of Youth and Small Entrepreneur Self-employment Fund, and of available subsides was raised. Likewise, complication regarding insurance of boiler chickens and baby pigs, and provision of loan for women entrepreneurs by Rastra Banijya Bank was also questioned. The detailed videos of the quires and information will shortly be posted, specially for the interested people who could not be present due to geographical constraints.

    Lastly, we would like to extend our gratitude to our media outreach partners - YUWA, IFA कृषि App, Smart कृषि, and R & D Innovative Solution Pvt. Ltd., and our venue provider - APEX College.

  • On May 12

    कृषिमा उपलब्ध ऋण, अनुदान र बीमा

    कृषिमा उपलब्ध ऋण, अनुदान र बीमा

    के तपाई कृषि क्षेत्रमा उपलब्ध सरल ऋण, अनुदान, बीमा लगायतका विभिन्न सरकारी तथा निजि संस्थाहरुबाट संचालित वित्तीय योजनाहरु बारे जान्न चाहनुहुन्छ ? वा सोहि क्षेत्रमा संग्लग्न विज्ञहरु संग सुबिधा लिने प्रक्रिया, त्यसका जटिलता र सहजीकरण बारे छलफल गर्न चाहनुहुन्छ ?

    उद्यमी इन्साइटको यो तेस्रो संस्करणमा कृषि तथा पशु विभाग, शिखर ईन्स्योरेन्स कम्पनी, राष्ट्रिय वाणिज्य बैंक तथा युवा स्वरोजगार कोषका विज्ञहरु प्रमुख वक्ताको रुपमा सहभागी हुने छन् l वक्ताहरु द्वारा कृषि क्षेत्रमा उपलब्ध सरल ऋण, अनुदान, बीमा लगायतका विभिन्न सरकारी तथा निजि संस्थाहरुबाट संचालित वित्तीय योजनाहरु बारे ज्ञान आदान-प्रदान गरिने छ l

    कार्यक्रम समय: २:३० - ४:३०
    कार्यक्रम स्थान: एपेक्स कलेज, मध्ये बानेश्वर – काठमाडौँ
    कार्यक्रम मिति: शुक्रबार, जेठ ५ गते

    यस अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रममा सहभागी हुन इच्छुक व्यक्तिहरु कृपया तलको लिंकमा गई दर्ता गर्नु होला: http://bit.ly/2q9Scjy

  • On May 09

    उद्यमी फेलोशिप - व्यावसायीक कृषि तालिम, अब नयाँ Facebook पेजमा

    उद्यमी फेलोशिप - व्यावसायीक कृषि तालिम, अब नयाँ Facebook पेजमा

    हामीले उद्यमी फेलोशिप - व्यावसायीक कृषि तालिमबारे जानकारी सहज रुपमा उपलब्द गराउने उद्देश्यका साथ उधमी फेलोशिपमा केन्द्रित नयाँ Facebook पेज बनाएका छौ l

    एस पेज मार्फत तपाई उपलब्द तालिम सम्बन्धि जानकारीका साथै तालिमका प्रशिक्षक र सफल उधमीहरुका प्रेरणादायी उद्यम यात्रा र प्रशिक्षार्थीहरुको तालिमको अनुभव पनि पढ्न सक्नुहुन्छ l

  • On May 08

    Project Bishwas Updates!

    Project Bishwas Updates!

    Happening this week is a 6-day training for 9 Project Bishwas fellow candidates in partnership with Changing Stories Nepal, of whom we will select 5 to make up the first cohort of Project Bishwas fellows. The training is meant to prepare our fellows to teach their classes as effectively as possible!

    *Project Bishwas is a remedial education program for struggling community school students in grades 2-5, who during after-school hours are taught basic Nepali and Math skills by a locally hired fellows.

  • On May 05

    SchoolPreneur at Nandi Secondary School Updates!

    SchoolPreneur at Nandi Secondary School Updates!

    SchoolPreneur, designed to promote creativity and solution-driven approach to address societal challenges, has been successfully running at Nandi School with the support of ピースウィンズ・ジャパン Peace Winds Japan.

    The students of grade 9 are engaged on recycling various solid waste items, such as newspapers, cardboard and bottles. During the check-in visit today, the students pointed out that their teachers have been very supportive as they have not been ordering items prepared by the students, but also offering items, such as newspapers, that can be recycled.

    We believe that this entrepreneurial journey is building-up the idea of individual responsibility toward addressing communal challenges as well as developing their leadership ability.

  • On May 03

    कृषक र प्रविधि पत्रिकामा उद्यमी फेलोशिप

    कृषक र प्रविधि पत्रिकामा उद्यमी फेलोशिप

    कृषक र प्रविधि को ५०औं अंकमा हाम्रो उद्यमी फेलोशिप कार्यक्रम पनि प्रकासित भएकोमा हामी R&D Innovative Solutions, विशेष गरि Ms. Sunita Nhemaphuki र Mr. Damber Khanal , लाई धन्यवाद व्यक्त गर्न चाहन्छौ l

    उद्यमी फेलोशिप अन्तर्गत व्यावसायिक फार्ममा नै बसी तपाई पनि प्राविधिक, व्यावहारिक एवंम् व्यावसायीक ज्ञान र शिप हासिल गर्न सक्नु हुन्छ l यहि जेष्ठ महिना बाट यो वर्षको दोस्रो तालिमको लागि आवेदन पनि छिटै खोल्ने छौ l थप जानकारी का लागि हाम्रो साथ बनाई राख्नु होला l

  • On Apr 26

    SchoolPreneur at Nandi Secondary School.

    SchoolPreneur at Nandi Secondary School.

    We have started our SchoolPreneur Program at Nandi Secondary School. The students of grade 9 were every enthusiastic to learn about the concept of addressing societal challenges through social business. It was only our first day of the program, and students had already started brainstorming the social business they could like to pursue. We are eagerly looking forward to see them ideate solutions into action.

  • On Apr 25

    Drawing your Dream with Drawdreaming

    Drawing your Dream with Drawdreaming

    Determined to Travel around the World in his bicycle, Mr. Andrew Collen from Indonesia, is here in Nepal after his adventurous journey through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, and China in 3 months.

    As he travels, he also inspires children for having, keeping and chasing their dream through his Drawdreaming project. Seeing strong determination in Andrew to share dreams around the world, ISAP team was very excited to be part of his heartwarming journey.

    Today, we joined him at Nandi Secondary School, where the students of grade 2 and 3 eagerly shared their dreams through the work of art. His next destination is India and soon he will be traveling to Europe and Africa. An inspiration himself, we hope Andrew will be inspiring more children to follow their passion, and dream big and different .

  • On Apr 18

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop for Udhyami Fellows 2017

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop for Udhyami Fellows 2017

    We are excited to announce the selection of Udhyami Fellows for the 1st cycle of 2017 Udhyami Fellowship. The aspiring and small-scale agro entrepreneurs from Bardia to Parbat are currently being provided three-days Agro Business Fundamental Workshop in Kathmandu.

    Since majority of participants are aspiring agro-enterprises, the workshop is playing a key role in introducing them the business and financial aspects of any commercial agri-business. The role-playing, simulation and other interactive exercises to practice business concepts, such as Value Chain Analysis, Building Market Relationship, Business Cycle and so on, has been quite effective in making the participants realize the roles of and importance of various players associated with business and market.

    The participants will be preparing their business plan and will get acquainted with financial aspects of business in the upcoming session. After the completion of the workshop, the participants will be placed in different farms of the commercial and successful host entrepreneurs for the 4 to 8 weeks in-farm training.

  • On Apr 12

    व्यावसायिक तालिम संगै बढ्दो युवा सशक्तिकरण

    व्यावसायिक तालिम संगै बढ्दो युवा सशक्तिकरण

    +२ पास गरेर बसेका २० वर्षीय श्याम श्रेष्ठ र अजय श्रेष्ठ बिगत २ वर्ष देखी आत्मनिर्भर हुने बाटो खोज्दै थिए l विभिन्न तालिम लिए तापनि फलदायी उपलब्धि भने हुन सकेको थिएन l जब श्याम श्रेष्ठले आफ्नै घर नजिको व्यावसायिक फार्ममा ISAP द्वारा संचालित कुखुरा पालन सम्बन्धि तालिम हुदै गरेको थाहा पाए, आफ्नो साथी- अजय श्रेष्ठ संग सल्लाह गरि तालिममा सहभागी हुने इच्छा व्यक्त गरे l त्यसमा पनि उनीहरुका परिवारले अबका दिनमा कुखुरा पालन गर्न योजना बनाउदै थिए l तर परिवारका कुनै सदस्यको कुखुरा पालनमा पुर्व प्राविधिक र व्यावसायिक सीप भने थिएन, त्यसकारण पनि यो अवसर उनीहरुका लागि अत्यन्त महत्त्वपूर्ण थियो l

    कुखुरा पालनमा न्युन अनुभव भएका श्याम र अजयले १० हजार देखि १३ हजार सम्म कुखुरा राखिने फार्ममा नै बसी तालिम लिदा चल्ला छनोट र भित्राउने प्रक्रिया देखि कुखुराको बजारीकरण सम्मको पूर्ण व्यापार चक्र सिक्ने मौका पाए l तालिमको अवधिमा उनीहरुको प्रमुख सिकाई भने चल्ला तथा कुखुराको आकार, तौल र उमेर लाई आधार बनाई खुराक विभाजन तथा खुवाने विधि को साथै रोग नियन्त्रण र उपचार प्रक्रिया थियो l

    हाल अजयले आफनै कुखुरा फार्मको सुरुवात गर्नका लागि खोर तयार पारिसकेका छन् र उनि यहि वैशाख १५ बाट २००० कुखुरा सम्म भित्राउने तरखरमा छन् l त्यसगरी श्यामले पनि वैशाखको अन्तयमा २००० वोटा कुखुरा राख्न मिल्ने खोर निरमार्ण प्रक्रिया सुरु गर्न योजना बनाएका छन् l आउने दिनहरु मा उनिहरुको उद्यम यात्रा बारे थप जानकरिका लागि ISAP को साथ रहनु होलाl

  • On Apr 05

    Abari: Traditional Ambiance with Modern Engineering

    Abari: Traditional Ambiance with Modern Engineering

    The rammed earth walls of the beautifully laid Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, a national archive, in Patan stirs memory of centuries old architecture and building practices in Nepal, yet intricately tended bamboo roof truss and expedient interior design arouses a sense of modernity. However, in rapidly growing concrete settlements, the idea of building structure with locally available materials, such as mud and bamboo is becoming more and more unconventional. Read how Mr. Nripal Adhikary and his Abari Team have been daring to shift the paradigm of modern building practices by materializing the use of bamboos and combining traditional architecture with modern engineering to build earthquake resistant homes and structures. http://bit.ly/2nCA5yj

  • On Mar 31

    व्यावसायीक कृषि तालिमबाट सफल व्यावसायी बन्ने आशा पुनः पलाउदै

    व्यावसायीक कृषि तालिमबाट सफल व्यावसायी बन्ने आशा पुनः पलाउदै

    सानै उमेर देखि खेतिकिसानी गर्दै आएका दुबुनाथ दुलाल लाई आफु कृषि क्षेत्रमा सजिलै सफल हुन्छु जस्तो आभाष हुन्थ्यो l तर दुई पटक सम्म आफुले लगाएको गोलभेडा पाक्ने अवस्थामा आई पुग्दा डढुवा र भाइरसले पूर्ण रुपमा नस्ट भएको देख्दा उनलाई आफनै ज्ञान र शिपमा केहि कमि महसुस हुन थाल्यो l

    हरेश खाएर बसेका दुलालले ISAP को उधमी फेलोशिप अन्तर्गत फार्ममा बसी गरिने तालिम बारे थाहा पाउनासाथ यही सिक्ने अवसर हो भन्दै सिन्धुपाल्चोक बाट काठमाडौँ सम्म आईपुगे l कतिले त उनलाई, “ तिमी आफनो घर-परिवार यसरी छोडेर अरुको फार्ममा काम गर्न किन जनु पर्यो” सम्म भने, तर उनलाई थप ज्ञान हासिल गरि कृषिलाई नै प्रमुख र दिगो आयको स्रोत बनाउनु थियो l

    जब उनले ७५ रोपनीमा फस्टाएको दहचोक स्थित बोगटी तरकारी फार्ममा तालिमको सुरवात गर्नु भयो, तब माटो फुटाउने त हो जस्तो लाग्ने दुलालको पहिलो सिकाई नै माटो को तयारी गर्न उचित विधि थियो l उनि भन्छन् “ खन्ने तरिका धेरै नै फरक हुदो रहेछ र जमिनमा उचित पौष्टिक तत्व कायम राख्न र किरा लाग्न नदिने जस्ता पूर्व तयारी त २ हप्ता अगाडी बाट नै सुरु हुदो रहेछ l” बुझ्दै जादा उनले आफ्नो मल, जल र औषधि दिने प्रक्रियामा पनि ठुलो अन्तर पाउन थाले l उनि भन्छन्, “ मल त पटक-पटक पो दिनु पर्दो रहेछ, हाम्रो गाउँघरमा त सुरुमा एकचोटी दिएर छोडी दिन्छन् l साथै औषधि र पानीको उचित मात्रा र समय, अनि पातको आकार र रंग जस्ता कुरा हेरी समयमा नै के को कमि रहेछ र त्यसको उपचार प्रक्रिया सिके l त्यसै गरि एक चोटी लगाएको गोलभेडाको बोट बाट ९ महिना सम्म कसरी उत्पदन लिन सकिन्छ, थोपा सिंचाई प्रविधि जस्ता आधुनिक खेतिका विधिहरु जान्ने र सिक्ने मौका पनि पाए l”

    अबका दिनहरुमा व्यबस्थित रुपले अघी बढ्ने अठोटमा साथ २ दिन अगाडी आफ्नो तालिम सकाएका दुलाल, अब २-४ रोपनी जग्गा बाट सुरुवात गरि उन्नत जातको गोलभेडा लगाउने योजना राख्नु हुन्छ l उनि दाबी गर्छन् की, “यस पाली चाहीं गोलभेडा खेति नस्ट हुनदिने छैन, तर ९ महिना सम्म एउटै बोट बाट उत्पादन निकाल्न भने अझै समय लाग्छ l” उनि थप्छन् “सबै भन्दा ठुलो कुरा के हो भने मेरो एक सफल व्यावसायी संग गुरुको रुपमा चिनजान भयो र कुनै प्राविधिक र व्यापारिक समस्या परेमा, म निर्धाक उहाँ संग परामर्स लिन सक्छु l अन्तत: “हामीले पुरानो तरिकाबाट गर्दा अधिकतम उत्पादन हुने रहेनछ l त्यसमा पनि परिपक्क र आत्मनिर्भर हुन अरुको देखेर होइन आफैले गर्नु पर्दो रहेछ जुन कुरा यो फार्म बसी गरिने तालिमले सिकाउँछ,” भने संदेश उनि कृषि व्यावसाय सुरुगर्न वा विस्तार गर्न इच्छुक व्यक्तिहरु लाई दिन चाहन्छन् l

    तपाई पनि पुर्व प्राविधिक, व्यावहारिक एवम् व्यावसायिक ज्ञान बाट कृषि व्यावसाय सुरु गरि एक सफल उधमी बन्न सक्नु हुन्छ । यसका लागि सफल व्यवसायीकै फार्ममा बसी गाई पालन लगाएत कुखुरा पालन, बाख्रा पालन, सुँगुर पालन, च्याउ खेति र तरकारी खेतिमा नि: शुल्क तालिम लिन सक्नु हुन्छ। थप जानकारी र आवेदनका लागिः http://bit.ly/2n7EVDg

  • On Mar 30

    प्रदिप राज पन्तको पर्यटन देखी कृषि सम्मको उद्यम यात्रा र नि: शुल्क व्यावसायिक तालिम बारे जानकारी

    प्रदिप राज पन्तको पर्यटन देखी कृषि सम्मको उद्यम यात्रा र नि: शुल्क व्यावसायिक तालिम बारे जानकारी

    जनसंख्या वृद्धि संगै नेपाली बजारमा दुग्ध र दुग्धजन्य वस्तुहरुको माग बढ्दै गैरहेका देख्दा, डेस्टिनेशन टुर एण्ड ट्राभल नामक संस्थाका निर्देशक श्री प्रदिप राज पन्तले कृषि क्षेत्रमा पनि सफलता प्राप्त गर्न सकिन्छ भन्ने सोचका साथ डेस्टिनेशन एग्रो फार्मको सुरुवात गर्नु भएको थियोे । सुरुवाती दिनहरुमा निराशाजनक आमदानी भए तापनि अझ बढी मेहिनेत संग फर्मलाई सफल बनाउन निरन्तर लागि रहदा, पन्त नेपालकै एक नमुना गाइपालन व्यवसायीका रुपमा आफुलाई स्थापित गराउन सफल हुनुभएको छ । विगत ५ वर्ष देखीे कुल पुँजी करिब ४ करोड ५० लाखमा फस्टाएको सो फार्ममा एकिकृत कृषी अंतर्गन हाल ८० गोटा होलिस्टीन गाई छन् । पन्तको प्रेरणादायीक उद्यम यात्राको लागि तल को लिंक Click गर्नुहोस ।

    श्री प्रदिप राज पन्त जस्तै तपाई पनि पुर्व प्राविधिक, व्यावहारिक एवम् व्यावसायिक ज्ञान बाट कृषि व्यावसाय सुरु गरि एक सफल उधमी बन्न सक्नु हुन्छ । एसका लागि पन्त र पन्त जस्तै सफल व्यवसायीकै फार्ममा बसी गाई पालन लगाएत कुखुरा पालन, बाख्रा पालन, सुँगुर पालन, च्याउ खेति र तरकारी खेतिमा नि: शुल्क तालिम लिन सक्नु हुन्छ। थप जानकारी र आवेदनका लागिः bit.ly/2pmvSVh https://isapudhyami.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/ %e0%a4%aa%e0%a5%8d%e0%a4%b0%e0%a4%a6%e0%a4%bf%e0%a4%aa-%e0%a4%b0%e0%a4%be%e0%a4%9c-%e0%a4%aa%e0%a4%a8%e0%a5%8d%e0%a4%a4%e0%a4%95%e0%a5%8b-%e0%a4%aa%e0%a4%b0%e0%a5%8d%e0%a4%af%e0%a4%9f%e0%a4%a8/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

  • On Mar 28

    Application open for the 6th YouthPrenuer Challenge.

    Application open for the 6th YouthPrenuer Challenge.

    Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP) in collaboration with YUWA has brought an innovative concept to inspiring youth activists to become Social Entrepreneurs. You'll be provided with one thousand rupees and the challenge is to initiate a small fund business!
    Hurry Up !
    Apply Now ! http://bit.ly/youthpreneurchallenge

    Please visit Yuwa's office in Maharjgunj for registration. Ph:4419489, 01-4418747
    Registration deposit : Rs. 200 (This amount will be refunded upon the
    completion of the program)
    Deadline: March 31st, 2017
    Event date: April 3rd - 4th 2017
    Timing: 11 am - 2:30 pm, Venue: AYON, Thapathali.
    For more information contact ISAP, Ph: 01-6219866

  • On Mar 27

    के तपाईले नि: शुल्क व्यावसयीक तलिमका लागि आवेदन भर्नु भयो?

    के तपाईले नि: शुल्क व्यावसयीक तलिमका लागि आवेदन भर्नु भयो?
    कुखुरा लगाएत तरकारी, च्याउ, बाख्रा, सुँगुर र गाई फार्ममा बसी व्यवसायका जोखिम समयमै कम गरि, एक सफल व्यावसायी बन्नको लागि तल दिएको लिंक बाट आवेदन भर्नु होस् l http://bit.ly/UFform

  • On Mar 24

    We, Changing Stories in partnership with ISAP, are hiring Instructors for "Project Bishwas" in 5 community schools in Makwanpur!

    We, Changing Stories in partnership with ISAP, are hiring Instructors for "Project Bishwas" in 5 community schools in Makwanpur!
    Learn More about opportunity here:

  • On Mar 17

    Friday Funday Exclusive !

    Friday Funday Exclusive !

    Presenting you our ISAP team together for the first time.

  • On Mar 15

    Project Biswas for Remedial Education Classes (REC) Update !

    Project Biswas for Remedial Education Classes (REC) Update !

    As you know Changing Stories Nepal, in partnership with ISAP, is here to change the scenario of low-quality learning of students in the Nepalese public schools through Project Biswas. We bring you the update, sharing the results from our first literacy and numeracy assessment that was conducted in 5 public schools in Makwanpur.

  • On Mar 14

    Introducing Our Udhyami Fellows 2017

    Introducing Our Udhyami Fellows 2017

    Meet Tulsa Rai Limbu (Left), our Udhyami Fellow for the ISAP Udhyami Fellowship (Goat) program.

    Tusla and her husband already own a small scale goat farm with 50 goats in Dhankuta. However, they were having hard time scaling up, especially with reoccurring sickness in their goats. She shares, “Even now few goats are sick, and at times we feel that maybe we will fail as agro-entrepreneurs.”

    Udhaymi fellowship played huge role in addressing this issue, along with providing other technical skills and business knowledge. Tulsa utilized her 4 weeks period of fellowship especially learning about recognizing symptoms of different diseases and its prevention methods. She shares, “I have learnt the importance of different vaccination, such as PPR, along with learning how to give vaccines after observing the host entrepreneur.” She adds, “I also learned that one can use thermometer to measure fever when goat shows the symptoms, such as cough, and timely worm medication is must to prevent the diseases from getting worse and avoid huge loss.”

    Another key learning has been getting to know the modern techniques of goat farm construction and realizing that their existing farm is not suitable for all weather and is one of the major reasons behind the different diseases affecting their goats. She says, “Now I know the space requirements and farm facilities needed for a good goat farm, i.e. shed orientation and dimension, ventilation management, and disposal of the manure.”

    With the increased understanding of technical and business aspect of commercial goat farming and boosted self-confidence, Tulsa and her husband have concluded they will surely be scaling-up by adding 50 more goats. They also plan construct the modern farm and grow improved grass fodder in 30 ropani of land after realizing its essential role for preventing different diseases and for grazing sick and pregnant goat, respectively.

  • On Mar 13

    Introducing Udhyami Fellows 2017

    Introducing Udhyami Fellows 2017

    Meet Hark Bahadur BK (Right), our Udhyami Fellow for the ISAP Udhyami Fellowship (Poultry) program.

    37-year old Hark Bahadur BK from Dangaji, Bajhang had been planning to open his own poultry farm for the last 2 years. But the lack of confidence along with inadequate technical and business information and financial issues had been proving as major constraints. While the financial obstacles would be managed through different mediums, adequate knowledge and confidence was something that was must before he would take the risk of venturing into a poultry business.

    He says, Udhaymi fellowship, came at the right time for him. He shares “As soon as I saw the fellowship advertisement in Facebook, I know this was place to be, regardless of how far Kathmandu is from Dhangadhi, where he currently resides.” He elaborates, “There is a huge difference between what we can grasp from books and what we can learn from farm-based training. Everything that book says or the training gives can only be seen and practiced by staying in a commercial farm and learning from an established entrepreneur.”

    The key learning for him was realizing that his original business plan on poultry would have failed miserable with little technical and business information he had beforehand. He had limited ideas on how to keep chicks safe from different diseases, selecting suitable water and feed and deciding its quantity and timing as per the growth of chicken, information regarding medicines and so on. He gleefully shares that these are only few things that he has learned and practiced, showing his meticulous notes in his dairy and fellowship handbook that he will be using further in his upcoming entrepreneurial journey.

    Though he had originally planned on opening a small scale farm in Dhangadhi, with boosted confidence and knowledge he now plans to make 2 coops that can accommodate 2000 chicken each. He will soon be starting the construction of the farm, but will keep chicks only after 3 months as the weather will be more suitable during that period. He adds that the very hot weather in Dhangadhi will continue to be his major problem as a poultry farmer, along with new-new diseases that hits the market. Therefore, he plans to keep close relationship with vet, doctors and his trainer for time-to-time queries and suggestions.

    Very satisfied with the program, especially his trainer (Left), Mr. Chandra Tamang, Propiter of Indra Kuman Singwang (IKS) Farm, he remarks, “Providing ago based in-farm training on goat farming, poultry, and so on gives opportunity to unemployed youth that have no option than going for an foreign employment to work in their own country.

  • On Mar 09

    With Perseverance and Vision, Bogati Rediscovers his Roots in Vegetable Farming

    With Perseverance and Vision, Bogati Rediscovers his Roots in Vegetable Farming

    While working at a supermarket in Malaysia, Santosh Bogati made enough money to lead a comfortable life and support his family. The money was good, but this 8-5 job at the counter couldn’t give him the self-satisfaction that he was looking for in his life. He kept struggling to find his way back home, but he needed a solid plan for that to happen. He spent most of his days contemplating about what options he had, where he could invest, and what would best guarantee him a better future in Nepal. All that reflecting and thinking did lead him to the answer. He realized that he had known the answer all along; agriculture, which was a huge part of him as he grew up, was what he was longing for. Read his story of perseverance and vision into becoming a successful vegetable farmer and now he aims to promote agro-tourism by opening an organic village in Sundarijal. http://bit.ly/2nhAOVY

  • On Mar 07

    Project Biswas for Remedial Education Classes (REC)

    Project Biswas for Remedial Education Classes (REC)

    37% of students in grade 2 could not read a simple word in Nepali while just 30% of students in public schools passed their SLC exam in 2014. Changing Stories Nepal, in partnership with ISAP, is here to change these stories of low-quality learning of students in the Nepalese public schools through Project Biswas.

    Project Biswas is a program tailored to meet the specific learning needs of public school students in grades 2 to 5 with identified major deficiencies in Nepali and Numeracy literacy. A workshop was held today to develop a curriculum on Nepali and Numeracy literacy courses for the Remedial Education Classes (REC). We discussed the proposed curriculum by our education experts, Mr, Sunil Pokharel and Parichaya Publication Team. The curriculum will be further revised after this workshop, incorporating more interactive learning materials.

    The Remedial education Classes (REC) will start from May, 2017 in 5 public schools of Makwanpur. We hope that significant improvement in Nepali and Numeracy literacy of the selected students will be achieved through REC.

  • On Feb 16

    We, ISAP and Changing Stories,are Hiring!

    We, ISAP and Changing Stories,are Hiring!
    ISAP is partnering with Changing Stories, a Danish non-profit dedicated to bringing high-quality learning to students in the Nepalese public school system, to realize Project Bishwas, a 3-month long Remedial Education Course (REC) designed to help public school students in grades 2-5 who have major deficiencies in Nepali and Mathematics. We are looking for a Project Co-ordinator who will be responsible for implementing Project Bishwas.
    Find the application at:
    http://www.isap.org.np/careers

  • On Feb 15

    Kamal Singwang, Redefines Nepali Dream with Poultry Farm

    Kamal Singwang, Redefines Nepali Dream with Poultry Farm

    “What do you want to become in the future?” is a frequently asked question by parents, relatives and teachers when we are young. The answer is often doctor, engineer, and other “white collar” jobs. Most of the parents too share similar dreams for their children. No one quite considers working in farms as an ideal profession.

    Brought up in a similar environment, Kamal Singwang, too didn’t have any different aspirations. For years, he worked as a Project Manager for a company to multiple countries- Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Qatar, and France. But when he witnessed French people revering farmers as mothers— them, being the creators,he pledged to redefine the notion surrounding agriculture in Nepal and returns back. Read his journey of risking well paying job to becoming a successful commercial poultry farmer amid government hassles, economic blockade and so on. https://isapudhyami.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/kamal-singwang-redefines-nepali-dream-with-poultry-farm/

  • On Feb 13

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop for Udhyami Fellows

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop for Udhyami Fellows

    We are delighted to announce the successful completion of the “Agro Business Fundamentals for Micro Entrepreneurs” workshop for aspiring and small-scale agro entrepreneurs to be selected for our Udhaymi Fellowship program. The workshop saw the active participants from Bajhang to Taplejung.

    The aspiring and small-scale agro entrepreneurs found the workshop very interesting and helpful to understand the business and financial aspects of any commercial agri-business. The different games and role playing exercises further boosted the learning of the participants.

    Throughout the workshops the aspiring agro- entrepreneurs came to know about whether their business plan would actually sustain and thrive, while the small-scale entrepreneurs realized factors that could lead to optimum output and greater profits. For example, an aspiring pig farmer knew that pig and fish farming complement each other as the pig waste is considered good feed for fish, but he was unaware that the worms found in pig waste is used than the pig waste itself. Similarly, small-scale goat entrepreneur realized that the reducing cost by feeding low-quality feed or inadequate feed to goat was highly affecting their output, leading to fewer profit.

    For the financial aspects, the participants found the workshop on distinguishing personal expenses from business expenses very useful to derive the actual business earning. One of the participants, Mr. Phurba Parkhin, who have been making and trading carpets for last 22 years had never accounted his profit and loss. This way he could not realize the factors, such as seasonal demands, leading to profit and loss which is essential for entrepreneur to grow his business. After learning the importance of financial aspects and its tools and methods, he now plans to use it in his current business as well as the Pig farming he is aiming to open in Birjung.

    The participants were then selected for the Udhaymi fellowship program, who will now be placed in different farms of the commercial and successful host entrepreneurs for the 4 to 8 weeks in-farm training.

    *Udhyami Fellowship is an apprenticeship program for aspiring and/or small-scale agro-entrepreneurs. In this program, aspiring and/or small-scale agro-entrepreneurs are paired with established ones to transfer business and technical skills so as to accelerate the growth of new and/or small enterprises. This year, we are offering fellowship in Mushroom Farming, Vegetable Farming, Goat Farming, Poultry, Cow Farming, Fisheries, and Pig farming.

  • On Feb 03

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop Concludes in Lamjung.

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop Concludes in Lamjung.

    Our fourth “Agro Business Fundamental” workshop was successfully concluded at Paudi Bazar, Lamjung, in collaboration with Sangsangai / संगसगै.

    The 21 small-scale agro entrepreneurs actively discussed about the fundamental business aspects of their agro- business throughout the workshop. The main learning for the participants was realizing and accepting that business aspect, especially financial aspect, plays equal role as technical aspect does in the growth of their business. For example, one of the entrepreneurs came to realize that the 4-5 goats that he had been keeping were not leading to any return to the investment while the vegetable farming was bearing all the cost of his business after doing the exercise Profit/Loss analysis. The participants also learned about ways to mobilize and source the farmer’s network to learn, innovate and grow their business.

  • On Jan 30

    Friendship to Prosperity: The Inspiring Story behind J.B Agriculture and Livestock Pvt.

    Friendship to Prosperity: The Inspiring Story behind J.B Agriculture and Livestock Pvt. Ltd

    With desire to do something on their own, five childhood friends, Mr. Shyam Kumar Shrestha, Mr. Mohan Malla, Mr. Dwarika Shrestha, Mr. Bir Bahadur Tamang and Ms/. Madhu Tamang, started J.B Agriculture and Livestock Pvt. Ltd with an initial investment of 2 lakhs. The farm has grown stronger than ever amid the challenges and losses brought by the earthquake and land issues with current assest worth Rs. 3 crores. Aspiring to grow and innovate, their venture has grown from goat farming to poultry farming, cow farming, vegetable farming and goat farming. J.B Agriculture and Livestock Pvt.Ltd will also be hosting our Udhyami Fellowship program on goat farming. Read the full story on: http://bit.ly/2k7pYBa

  • On Jan 27

    Agro Fundamental Workshop for Lamjung.

    Agro Fundamental Workshop for Lamjung.

    We are excited to announce that ISAP team is organizing its fourth “Agro Fundamental Workshop” in Paudhi Bazar , Lamjung, after the successful completion of workshops in Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap and Rasuwa.

    The workshop will take place from 30th Jan to 1st Feb, 2017, in collaboration with Sangsangai / संगसगै, Dobhan Ekta Club, and Sarbodhya Sewa Ashram.

    The expected 25-30 aspiring and small-scale entrepreneurs will learn about ways and importance of taking a more commercially-minded approach to their farming activities. The participants of the training learn through role-playing, simulation and other exercises to practice business concepts, experiment, take risks, and use creative problem-solving techniques in a safe environment.

  • On Jan 27

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop Concludes in Sindhupalchowk.

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop Concludes in Sindhupalchowk.

    “Agro Business Fundamental” workshop was successfully concluded at Melchaur, Sindhupalchowk, after the completion in Ramechhap and Rasuwa.

    Throughout the workshop, 12 small-scale agro-entrepreneurs came to realization about various factors that has had been affecting their growth. One entrepreneur came to know that he had made profit of only NRs. 2200 even after selling 13,000 cauliflowers due to low margin in selling price in compared to the cost of production. Other entrepreneurs also shared the similar stories as they lacked bookkeeping knowledge and habit, leading to unaccounted profit and loss.

    The role playing and practical activities played vital role in the learning process, especially for two of our participants who were unable to read and write.

    By the concluding day of the workshop where the participants have to make future business plan, the extraordinary change in their planning method was noticeable. For example, goat farmers came to realize that the better breeds of goats are needed to take their small-scale enterprise to commercial level. Other factors, such as feed quantity and quality for equal growth of goats in the farm, and construction of suitable farm, were also considered meticulously while planning for their future business activities.

  • On Jan 26

    ISAP for Startups!

    ISAP for Startups!

    ISAP was thrilled to support and be part of the "IMPORTANCE OF IDEATION IN STARTUP" event, organized by Himaly International StartUp School, supported by ISAP - Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity, Kathmandu Collage Of Management (Kcm), WindPower Nepal and Café Numérique Kathmandu S01#1. We hope that Himaly International Startup School will be facilitating more startups in days to come, contributing to our shared journey toward social-economic development of Nepal.

  • On Jan 20

    Third Youthpreneur Challenge for AYON's NEPAL YOUTH CORPS.

    Third Youthpreneur Challenge for AYON's NEPAL YOUTH CORPS.

    It was our immense pleasure to conduct 2-days workshop on social entrepreneurship with AYON's Nepal Youth Corps. Like our other Youthpreneur program the challenge for Youth Corps was to prepare and present a viable social business plan with the investment of Rs. 1000.

    We were thrilled to receive innovative ideas and work together to turn ideas into business plan. The 20 active Youth Crops were divided into five teams.

    Team Strikers envisioned utilizing newspaper waste by making and selling its mats, while Karmasheel Yuwa decided on making and selling mats made of plastic waste, such as wrappers of candy and noodles, to reduce and recycle plastic waste as well as provide employment opportunity to elderly people.

    Team Sabiyabi planned on selling practical based educational tools, such as rhyme books, as well as conducting practical education sessions in schools to promote practical based education.

    Similarly Team SAPP proposed selling quality ensured mask to tackle and raise awareness on air pollution. Last, but not the least, team Nawa Parabesh aimed selling plastic made decoration materials to reduce and recycle plastic waste.

    We believe that NEPAL Youth CORPS will be executing their business plan, and learn from the journey of social entrepreneurship.

  • On Jan 19

    Udhyami Fellowship Heads to Sindhupalchowk

    ISAP team is organizing its third “Agro Fundamental Workshop” in Melchaur, Sindhupalchowk, after the successful completion of workshops in Ramechhap and Rasuwa.

    The workshop will highlight all the business aspects of commercial farming that aspiring or small-scale agro entrepreneurs should be well-acquainted with. The training will also provide an opportunity to apply and be selected for our Udhyami Fellowship program.

    *Udhyami Fellowship is an apprenticeship program for aspiring and/or small-scale agro-entrepreneurs. In this program, aspiring and/or small-scale agro-entrepreneurs are paired with established ones to transfer business and technical skills so as to accelerate the growth of new and/or small enterprises. This year, we are offering fellowship in Mushroom Farming, Goat Farming, Poultry, Cow Farming, Fisheries, and Pig farmin

  • On Jan 16

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop Concludes in Dhunche, Rasuwa.

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop Concludes in Dhunche, Rasuwa.

    We are delighted to announce another successful completion of “Agro Business Fundamentals for Micro Entrepreneurs” workshop in Dhunche, Rasuwa, in collaboration with Gytds Rasuwa.

    The workshop, which includes learning through games and role plays, played vital role in improving business plan and bargaining skills and tactics of the participants, along with learning other fundamentals of business.

  • On Jan 16

    उद्यमी फेलोसिपका लागि आवेदन खुल्यो!!!

    उद्यमी फेलोसिपका लागि आवेदन खुल्यो!!! http://bit.ly/ISAPUF1

  • On Jan 11

    Udhyami Fellowship Headed to Dhunche, Rasuwa

    Udhyami Fellowship Headed to Dhunche, Rasuwa

    After the successful completion of Agro Fundamental Workshop and selection for Udhyami Fellowship in Ramechhap, ISAP team is heading to Dhunche, Rasuwa on January 11, 2017.

    In collaboration with Gytds Rasuwa, the 25 registered participants will firstly take part in “Agro Business Fundamentals for Micro Entrepreneurs Workshop.” Based on their participation in the workshop, their application and interview, the participants will then be selected for Udhyami Fellowship. Similar training and selection will be held in Palpa and Sindhupalchowk, in collaboration with the local partners.

    *Udhyami Fellowship is an apprenticeship program for aspiring and/or small-scale agro-entrepreneurs. In this program, aspiring and/or small-scale agro-entrepreneurs are paired with established ones to transfer business and technical skills so as to accelerate the growth of new and/or small enterprises. This year, we are offering fellowship in Mushroom Farming, Goat Farming, Poultry, Cow Farming, Fisheries, and Pig farming

  • On Jan 10

    We are hiring!

    We are hiring! ISAP is looking for a Program Associate!
    Be a part of our multiple entrepreneurship programs focusing on the younger population, such as the SchoolPreneur program, YouthPreneur Program, Udhyami Fellowship, Udhyami Insights, and so on.

    We are looking for someone who is versatile and self-initiating.
    Hurry Up! Deadline: 25th January, 2017.
    Please log on to: http://bit.ly/2i8EP0y to know more about the vacancy.

  • On Jan 10

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop and Selection for Udhyami Fellowship Concludes in Ramechhap.

    Agro Business Fundamentals Workshop and Selection for Udhyami Fellowship Concludes in Ramechhap.

    We are happy to announce the successful completion of “Agro Business Fundamentals for Micro Entrepreneurs” workshop and participant selection for Udhyami Fellowship from Ramechhap, in collaboration with YSP-Nepal

    With the inclusive participation of 32 small-scale and aspiring agro-entrepreneurs, the small-scale entrepreneurs came to know about different fundamentals of agro-business other than they had been practicing. Whereas, the young participants explored what it takes to start, survive and thrive as a commercial agro-entrepreneur.

    Mr. Abhinav Choudhary, Program Coordinator of ISAP, adds that “the change in attitude, especially among young participants, towards making agriculture as a source of income was noteworthy part of the workshop. So was their active participation in compared to first and last day of the workshop.”

    Mr. Chaudhary also remarks that “The workshop was very successful in a sense that even some small-scale entrepreneurs decided to participate till the third day of the workshop though they had initially planned just to observe the training for few hours.”

  • On Jan 09

    Winner Announcement for “1000 Rupees Youthpreneur Challenge”

    Winner Announcement for “1000 Rupees Youthpreneur Challenge”

    Congratulation, Mr. Bimal Bastola, the winner of “1000 Rupees Youthpreneur Challenge.” While brainstorming the problems faced at the community level, Mr. Bastola expressed how women, especially housewives, are heavily dependent on others even to make small expenses. There he saw the opportunity of entrepreneurship that address the social problem of dependency, as well as earn profit from it.

    In three weeks of the challenge, he contacted his relatives and neighbors to be part of a his Dhoop Batti making business, from which he made profit of Rs. 515 and provided salary of Rs. 620 to his employees, with our 1000 Rupees investment.

    Mr Bastola remarks, “During this three weeks of our “proto” business of making and selling Dhoop Batti, we came to know about many practical issues. Since we were manufacturing a product, the first challenge we faced was to standardize our product. Our Dhoop Batis were not of even sizes due to which retailers denied to buy them at first. Then, we segregated the battis according to their sizes and made different bundles. We sold the irregular shaped battis to our own relatives, while other dhoop battis were sold to four different retail shops.” He adds, “It was very nice experience and this activity gave us the feel of what happens in the actual business. Housewives are also happy and are saying that they will continue this activity. I personally would like to thank ISP for organizing such event.”

    Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this challenge a success!

    Stay tuned for our next "1000 Rupees Youthpreneur Challenge."

    *Youthprenuers is a challenge to maximise Rs.1000 that we invest in each group by implementing a business/project idea in two to three weeks. They can choose any innovative business idea with multiple bottom lines. The more environment-friendly and impact-driven these ideas are the better.


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