Today, the Dewathang Gewog administration opened its much-awaited weaving center and launched a two-month weaving and tailoring training program for fifteen enterprising women and youth from Domphu, Martang, and Rikhay Chiwogs under Dewathang Gewog.
Apart from skills development and creating job opportunities, the center will promote and build on the traditional Bhutanese art of weaving and explore new designs and technologies.
At the end of the training program, a group of women will operate the center. This is the first of its kind in Samdrup Jongkhar.
The project is funded by the Dewathang Gewog Administration,བདེ་བ་ཐང་རྒེད་འོག་བདག་སྐྱོང། and implemented by SJI.