Janakpur Women's Development Centre

Janakpur Women's Development Centre

Janakpur Women’s Development Centre (JWDC) was established to promote Mithila arts and crafts as well as to empower women economically and socially through income generating programs.

As a uniquely designed women’s training and cultural centre, JWDC is the first of its kind to promote and preserve the ancient art and culture of Janakpur, and is a pioneer in introducing the art of Nepali Maithili women to the national and international markets. The women come from neighboring villages to produce art and handicrafts, and also receive training in various skills such as arts and business development.

JWDC employs 2 male staff and 39 female producers who work in five different production sections: painting, papier-mâché, sewing, screen-printing and ceramics. The women come from different ethnic groups and produce different products.


Janakpur Women's Development Centre

Mr. Satish Jha, Manager

Kuwa Village, Janakpur, Dhanusa, Nepal

Tel: 977-41-620932/ 9800803040

E-mail: satish2015@teachfornepal.org

Web: www.jwdcnepal.org