Pankaj Singh Bohora, 21, was born in Darchula, Mahakali-09. The eldest son of the family, Pankaj, was responsible for the family of five. Refraining from disclosing much of his personal experiences, he said, “I have faced and been through numerous obstacles. The reason why I want to earn money and support my family in the best way that I can.” Hardships motivated him to join MAW Skills Academy’s one-month-long heavy equipment operator training at UCEP-Nepal, Bhaktapur - an implementing partner of the Academy.
The skills developed in the training, as explained by Bohora, opens doors to prosperity and opportunities. For him, the opportunity came when he landed a job at Rajendra Nirman Sewa. Now he works at Siddhartha Suppliers at Darchula and earns Rs. 55,000/- to Rs. 60,000/- in a month when the machine is fully operated. Realizing the prospect the training has for youths like him, he remarks, “Youths should take part in skills training to become independent.”