I am so happy about modernizing the skill to expand the market, “says 32 year old Sumitra Chaudhary with a huge smile, referring to how the NRDC Mobile Craft School training is reinventing Tharu products according today’s popular shapes, sizes and colours.”I am realizing traditionals skills have value.”

A well known writer from a Tharu village in the Banke district, Sumitra thought the was going to spend her whole life I learned about the Mobile Craft School Projects,”she says, She left her career of eight years at the local paper, and is directing all her energy promoting Tharu basket weavers.

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