As a result of the findings of a survey on the needs of producers and the possibility of arresting the decline in traditional leather work in the village by trainers from the Lalitpur Technical School the VLTA was registered as a non-government organisation in1995.
The Village Leather Training Centre (VLT) has been acting as a facilitator and skill trainer imparting training on production of leather goods for rural people, mainly from the sarki community of traditional cobblers. The emphasis is on skill development as a means of directly increasing the economic condition and self-esteem of the community by providing training and facilitating support for marketing products. These products have been marketed by some of the FTG Nepal members.
The newly developed products include briefcases, backpacks, pencil cases, belts, shoulder bags, purses, and wallets.
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