MBMAN has its ongoing technical education program, affiliated with CTVET to develop skilled and semi-skilled technical human resource. Initiated in the year 1995, more than 2000 students enrolled and graduated till date from the Academy. They are now well placed in their related field. The pro-poor and disadvantaged people have significantly benefited from the services of MBMAN, as they have now increased their access to the opportunity of employment in the internal and external labor markets. Many of them are self employed sustaining their livelihood very well.
To support and counsel such trained people in the field of employment and self-employment opportunities, MBMAN has established its Placement, Counseling and Marketing Unit in the head office of the Academy. The following is the present intake capacity of the Academy:
As a regular program, MBMAN organizes short and long term vocational training in various technical subjects. These training are targeted to the high school drop-out youths, for improving their livelihood by increasing their capacity and access to the available opportunities. The program has trained more than 700 participants. These trainings are conducted by using internal funds as well as the support from different partner organizations. Among them, more then 50% graduates are estimated to be in wage and self employment. This is considered as a major break through of the academy.
The list of vocational training conducted by MBMAN is stated as follows:
MBMAN is involved in different community development outreach activities, working with underprivileged and disadvantage people. Some of these activities are being managed through internal resources and external support is being accessed for some other activities. The major activities are as follows:
MBMAN is running “Community Empowerment for Livelihood Program” for poor and disadvantage people, in partnership with Action Aid Nepal (AAN). The major activities include REFLECT Circle, Child Literacy Class, formation and mobilization of Child Clubs, Women’s Groups and as well as groups of Senior citizens. The program has initiated integration of livestock development and breed improvement for ensuring livelihood of such disadvantaged community. This program covers Sundarpur, Dulari, Indrapur and Bayarban VDCs of Morang, and Lakhanpur VDC and Damak Municipality of Jhapa districts. Action Aid Nepal is the major partner of the program.
Transfer of Technology has been one of the major components of the interventions of MBMAN. It has started Intensive Livestock Development Project, for capacity building and technology transfer of small livestock farmers. In partnership with HEIFER International Nepal, this project covers Pathari, Letang, Ithara VDCs in Morang and Topgachi VDC of Jhapa districts. It covers capacity building as major activity followed by the establishment of livestock breeding units, farmer to farmer gift of livestock and mobilization of saving and credit groups, linkage with milk cooperative and its capacity building and market linkage.
In collaboration with the District Livestock Service Offices of Morang and Jhapa districts MBMAN is running Intergraded Livestock Development Campaign in the east-west highway corridor of the Mai River (Jhapa) to Budhi River (Morang). The objective is to develop fodder farming, and herbal production in the community forests, and improve local breeds for optimal productivity, capacity building of farmers cooperatives, milk cooperatives.
With the main objective of Commercialization of Agriculture Products this campaign has been started in 27 VDCs of Morang district towards north of Sunsari-Moang Irrigation system. All these fall outside the command area of the irrigation project.The support of this campaign will help sustenance agriculture develop into commercial agriculture, by exploring all local potentials. This includes growing high value crops potential to the area.
The preliminary consultations in the VDC and second consultation round at the level of service centers has been completed and several potential areas have been identified.
Academy has offered Education Loan Scheme for those interested youth, especially from the poor and disadvantage groups for their vocational training of Community Livestock Assistant and Community Agriculture Assistant (CLA and CAA). These trainees, who are under SLC, enjoy the facility of target group education loan to meet their tuition fee, food and accommodation expenses. The CLA and CAA is one year non-formal technical education course.
The academy also provides similar education loan to other vocation education sectors, for a limited number of students. Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) is the major partner of the program. The main objective of this scheme is to influence and advocate government policy to education loan scheme in Nepal