Craft from waste has been the heart of SJI’s Zero Waste Program since its inception, as it provides an attractive and positive pretext on how we look at waste; thus providing an innovative approach towards sustainable waste management.

SJI is currently conducting a 15 day training program on zero waste craft skills to 20 youth and women (18 female & 2 male) from Orong, Menchari, Dewathang and the students from Dungtse Central School.

The program is funded by the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (

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Male participant learning to make waste bin which will be promoted in his school.

Introductory on tailoring skills.

Mindfulness session by Lopen Pema Longdrel at Chokyi Gyatso Institute for Buddhist Philosophy.