An Ethnographic Inquiry on Injecting Drug Users towards Vocational Training

  • Amit Koirala Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI) Sanothimi, Bhaktapur
Keywords: Injecting drug users, rehabilitation center, vocational education and training

Abstract

In this study, I pursued to gain an in-depth understanding on vocational education and training (VET) of injecting drug users residing in rehabilitation in Kathmandu valley. Two rehabilitation centers that accommodate institutionalized injecting drug users were purposively selected for the study in which six participants voluntarily participated. An ethnographic narrative enquiry, which is the qualitative research methodology, was employed to gain insight into their lived experiences and perception towards VET. The themes that emerged from the findings were interspersed by focusing on a range of sociological theories. This study brings to the fore that injecting drug user has affirmative impression towards VET and understands the importance of VET but is not willing to study anymore. Participants’ perception understood earning money is more important than getting VET and they understood that it is too late to study and they are not able to study any more due to the use and abuse of drugs and their study habits have been destroyed by the drugs.

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Author Biography

Amit Koirala, Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI) Sanothimi, Bhaktapur

Former Trainer, Research and Development Department

Published
2017-09-27
How to Cite
Koirala, A. (2017). An Ethnographic Inquiry on Injecting Drug Users towards Vocational Training. Journal of Training and Development, 3, 33-40. https://doi.org/10.3126/jtd.v3i0.18228
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