Friday, 6 July 2012

Kalpesh credits his grandmother for his success

Kalpesh was born in a chawl in Govandi, Mumbai. He was orphaned at the age of 11, leaving him and his two brothers in the care of his grandmother. He planned to take up a job to help his family on completion of Grade 10, however, he faced difficulties in gaining employment. He had the education and the basic qualification required, but was not as skilled or as groomed for a job as required. One day his grandmother met a Pratham mobilizer and enrolled him in the foundation course for employment readiness.

The course has helped him improve his English, Math & Computer Skills. Through the course he has also made many new friends, and sought counseling and advice from center staff. This moral support developed him into a confident young man. On completion of the foundation course with Pratham, Kalpesh got a job as an Office Assistant in the election department of MMC. He speaks highly of our programs and our center staff, who guided him through a tough period.  He now earns Rs. 4,500 a month, and is not only self-reliant, but is also able to help support his family.

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