kathmandu- Women for Human Rights, single women group (WHR) with support from HelpAge International Nepal conducted a 3-day long account-keeping and bookkeeping training to 20 senior citizens of Duwakot and Dadhikot. The training aimed at providing much needed basics of accounts in order to help senior citizens to keep track of their income source and expenditure. Senior citizens were given practical knowledge of journal and ledger along with some insights on national economic laws related senior citizens. Participants were trained to voucher posting and ways to record trial balance accounts. The training was conducted with the sole objective of aiding senior citizens to habituate themselves in financial savings.
“We have income source, but we lacked the proper parameters to systematize our savings, this training has been truly fruitful,” according to one of the participant. Despite having spent their lifetime in various sectors, senior citizens don’t necessarily have the means to efficiently channelize their accumulated wealth. According to Nisheeth Basnet, Livelihood Officer at WHR said, “The enthusiasm of senior citizens shown during the training is truly inspirational for youths to follow, and we will be expanding this training targeting senior citizens in other areas of Bhaktapur.” The positive impact of the training will surely benefit the immediate family of participant senior citizens.