Kumbeshwar World Fair Trade Day Program

07 May 2016

Join Kumbeshwar Technical School in Lalitpur, Nepal in their different activities to celebrate World Fair Trade Day from 7th to 28th of May !

On 7th and 8th May will take place a Fastest Knitter Competition.The main objective of the competition is to increase the number of participants in Fair Trade awareness programme to mark the Fair Trade Day. A fun and friendly atmosphere will be created where KTS staff and producers interact as well and learn about Fair Trade. There are 4 categories in the competition according to knitting technique.

Cable stitch in wool,

Gartered Stitch in wool,

Basket stitch in cotton and

Motif Pattern in wool. 

Around 100 staff and producers are expected to take part in this programme. In the competition participants need to knit a swatch as per specification. The competition will take place at KTS office.

The participants will be oriented on the Fair Trade standards and briefed on the competition rules before the competition. Winner from each category will receive NPR 3,000 and certificate.

On 13th May there will be a Knitwear in-house Design Competition which is organized on the occasion of World Fair Trade Day since 2000. The programme has been organized to explore hidden talent of staffs and producers and discover new design from traditional art.

In the programme participants have to make 15cm X 15cm swatches and submit at KTS. KTS makes giant patch work knit item from all the swatches collected on the WFTD. The best 3 designs will receive cash prizes. On the day KTS management has interaction with staffs and producers. 

On 14th May, you are invited to participate in Walkathon/march programme with like-minded Fair Trade organization, is organized by Fair Trade Group Nepal. 

It will end with a Human Chain at Patan Durbar Square one of the World Heritage Site.

On 28th May, a Free Women’s health, Eye check-up and cataract treatment camp is organized with the collaboration with Nepal Eye Hospital, and Senior Gynaecologist KTS for KTS students, trainees, producers and local poor people,

In the camp Doctors will check the patients, prescribe medicines and treatment. KTS will distribute free medicine and tests as per requirement. The Cataract surgery will take place next day in the Nepal Eye Hospital. The programme will sponsored by Kumbeshwar Trading Centre sister concern export facilitator of KTS.