Key Findings in December

Across 2100 respondents from 14 districts, 55 percent of respondents are aware of mason training available in their community/area. This is a five percent increase from the October 2017 report; however, men remain much more likely than women to be aware of training opportunities, with 64 percent of men aware compared to 46 percent of women. 

Of those who are aware of mason training, 14 percent have already participated, while an additional 12 percent would like to participate. Among those who participated, 62 percent work as masons, while an additional 33 percent have used the training to build their own homes. Interestingly half of the female respondents who have taken mason training used the training to build their own homes compared to only 27 percent of males. 

RECOMMENDATION'

Women are less likely to be aware of mason training, but more likely to remain in their communities if they receive training, and use their skills to reconstruct their homes. Men are more likely to migrate to urban areas for more highly paid masonry work. Training organisations should invest in training women if they want to build the rural workforce. Mason training opportunities available to women should be expanded, particularly single gender training, in which there is greater likelihood women will participate in all aspects of the training. 

What are people saying?

Reason for not participating in Mason training

58 %

Limited number

38 %

Household chores

24 %

Agriculture work

13 %

Focused on men

District highlights

90 %

of respondent in Okhaldhunga district are aware about the mason training in their area.

78 %

of respondent in Sindhupalchowk district are aware about the mason training in their area

76 %

of respondent in Kathmandu district are NOT aware about the mason training in their area

49 %

of respondent in Ramechhap district are NOT aware about the mason training in their area.