Uttam, VI candidate hails from a decent family background. His father owns a small dairy shop and earns meagre amount. When he was born many of his relatives told his parents not raise a blind child and send him to a shelter home. But his father was determined not to do so. He invested in Uttam’s education and as during his days there wasn’t any blind school in Jaipur his father send him to Ganganagar for further studies.
After completing his studies he was still waiting for job. He had registered himself in employment office from where his data was retrieved. Initial days were really challenging for him as he lacked confidence and focus. He had knowledge but lacked implementation skills. Through life skills training his foundation was build and sharpened his computer skills too.
He was very much interested in computers so through rigorous activity based training he was trained in Customer Relationship Management.
He landed up in a job in S.S. Infocom as a telly caller and has been working successfully.
As we went to meet him in S.S. Infocom and he was busy with his calling.As we reached his desk he greeted us warmly . He shared his thought with us:
“I am excited with the work environment and very happy that I can live my life with diginity.”
Naveen watched his elder sister with envy, running outside with other children from the safety of his kitchen window, by his mother’s side. He was orthopedically handicapped, making normal activity difficult. His parentslearned of his disability when he was just one month old and feared for his future, wondering how they would be able to support the family without their sons financial support. As Naveen grew older he became aware of his condition and how it could negatively affect his life and family. Feeling like a burden to the people around him, his confidence decreased and was desperate to find a solution to improve his situation. He applied for many jobs but faced multiple rejectionsdue to his disability.
Discouraged but determined, Naveen did not lose hope. Taking courage from his friends he pressed on hoping to encounter support from the job market. This is when Naveen found Sarthak. He learnt about the three-month training program andenrolled with the hope of finally finding work to help support his family. The soft skills classes helped Naveen gain confidence in the areas he needed to improve upon the most. Learning English language, communication, computer skills and approaches to securing employability. Gradually he began to feel positive about applying for work once again.
Naveen showed such improvement by the end of his studiesthat he was shortlisted bymultiple companies, including Lifestyle, V-Mart and V-Max. In the end he was hired by V-Martto work as a salesman. We caught up with Naveen later to find out that he is very happy in his new role. From feeling powerless to empowered he now wakes up in the morningwith a smile on his face, feeling worthwhile and positive. He is finally able to financially assist his family. He shared with us that he has even requested his employers to keep him in mind for promotions with the hope that he can progress and continue to develop his career.
This young man’s new found confidence and wider ambition is a notable achievement that both us at Sarthak and his family are highly proud of.
Studying at university, partying the night away or spending care-free time with friends and family. That is what most twenty-three year olds are doing, but for our recent graduateHareram it is different. Born deaf, Hareram could not partake in the normal activities of his twenty-something peers. However, Hareram’s story has taught us that ill hearingdoes not have to be a hindrance on success or making a valuable contribution to the people around us. Hareram desperately wanted to support his mother in caring for his family after his father passed away. He wanted her to feel proud of him and to know that he too could provide invaluable support for his family despite his condition. He wondered how he could ever do it alone but with Sarthak’s help Hareram pushed the boundaries of his own capabilities.
Arriving to class shy and discouraged from his previous school experiences,Hareram was hesitant, but persistent. His studies granted him the soft skills training he needed to branch out and fly. After three months of hard work he was confident with his new found abilities in English language and computer skills.
Additionally and now armed with helpful employability tactics, he was soon hired by Cafeteria & Co. We later caught up with Hareram to hear that his supervisor is very pleased with his performance.
“We have never hired a disabled person before as we feared they would not be able to keep up with their able-bodied colleagues however, Hareram has proven us wrong. He is cheerful and attentive in his work and has surely made us think twice about hiring disabled persons in future. We are very happy to have him!”
Rinku Soni was a humble man from Uttar Pradesh whom dreamed of moving to the big city to becomea successful business man. He wanted to earn himself a respectful living and support his family at home.He seized his day in 2008 when he made the move to New Delhi to seekthe opportunities he desired. However, Rinku did not only face the expected challenges of anyone moving to a new city to find work. He was partially blind, which set him back behind many of his competing candidates. In many cases employers turned him away without even speaking to him, solely based on what they saw. A less abled-person. Rinku was devastated. Alone in an unfamiliar place and worried for the future, he did not know where to turn. Then one evening whilst telling a friend about his troubles he was introduced to Sarthak and their three month, soft skill course for people struggling with disability. Rinku felt like he had landed on a gold mine. He saw his chance to turn his situation around.
He came to Sarthak with a new vision of hope for his future, helping him convey a confident personality to his fellow pupils and teachers. He began to excel in is lessons as he no longer felt alone in the city, making new friends that understood the challenges he was facing. He organised study groups so that he and his new friends could develop their classroom lessons together, learning English language, communication and computer skills. The experience at Sarthak granted him the tools he lacked to set him apart from his competitors.
After three months at the centre he was equipped and ready for his first interview. Landing a position with Max Hospital in Vaishali, he has now worked with them for six years as a patient care coordinator. Rinku kindly shared with us his feelings after leaving Sarthak;
“I love my work. I cannot stress enough how grateful I am to Sarthak and their support. I still keep in touch with my friends I met there. It is such a joy to share our success stories with each other after graduating from the program. I am blessed to have found work that not only supplies me with the income I had dreamt of but it is also rewarding and meaningful to be caring for others in need”
Akash Kumar Yadav is pursuing his graduation from Delhi University; He lives in Delhi His Mother is a House wife. There are four members in his family including him. He wanted to do a job to gain some experience and build his career.
I am working as a Data Entry Operator at Karvy Data Management services Pvt Ltd in Delhi. The Sarthak,Smart+training program helped me a lot to gain confidence to stand up for myself. I was very shy and not very outspoken person and it use to be very difficult for me to work in a team. With the help of various Classroom activities, I overcome my weakness and starts gaining confidence and removed the hesitation and now I am where I always wanted to be.
23 years Samita is hearing impaired from childhood only . Her father is AC repairer and mother is housewife and having one younger brother .She is staying at chakala . Her dedication to be self independence keeps her motivating.
She has completed her 12th Std . And started searching for job opportunity . One day her friend who was already taking training at Sarthak , informed her about SARTHAK . She visited center and after counselling enrolled herself in Sarthak and started training . She was very regular to class and completed her training in IT-ITES .SARTHAK training boost up confidence in her .She has improved her computer skills.
She has attended interview at Vaiantee as data entry operator but did not get selected .But this failure motivated her to learn more , She has started practicing computer more . Then She has given interview at Air India and she got selected this is how her hard work speaks . it was really a great moment for her to be selected at Air India for data entry .
Now she is really proud of herself and roll model for many of her friends . She thanks Sarthak for such wonderful training which boost up her confidence.
23 years Pranali is hearing impaired from childhood only . Her father is Auto rickshaw driver and mother is housewife and having one elder sister and younger brother .She is staying at Andheri . She has completed her Graduation . And started searching for job opportunity . One day her friend who was already taking training at Sarthak , informed her about SARTHAK.
She visited center and after counselling enrolled herself in Sarthak and started training . Her father is drunker and not earning well so Pranali want to earn and to support her family financially .She is very happy go lucky girl , depend on her interest she has enrolled to Hospitality sector her.
After Interview at Mc Donalds she got selected to work as team member .Her manager says “She is very hardworking girl and very soon she became close to all staff here “
Pranali is very happy now by supporting her mother in household expenses . She has also enrolled her elder sister at SARTHAK . ;
24 years Naresh is Visually Impaired .He has completed his 10th Std from Govt school of Maharastra.He was staying at small village of Kokan . It wasnot possible for him to get job in his village so migrated to Mumbai.
After coming to Mumbai he has joined NAB for Braille as suggested by his friend , From NAB he came to know about SARTHAK . After visiting center he found it interesting so join here and got himself enrolled in BPO course.
As per trainer he is very quick learner and having passion for learning.
Because of his communication skills he got selected at Edvanta in first round of interview only , He got the job as tele caller with salary of Rs.8000 . Now is very happy and in near future he want to his parents also to the Mumbai
30 years Ajay is Orthopedically Challenged. After 10th std he has left his studies because of poor financial family background .
He started searching job in his home town in Uttarpradesh, but was not able to find anything good Meanwhile under family pressure he got married and his responsibility was also increased .So he shifted to Mumbai in search of Job.
But Mumbai was more difficult than his village because of high cost of living , He with his wife started leaving at Dharavi area , biggest slum of world . He was searching for job but because of his disability labour work was not possible for him, meanwhile he was also joined with social group of OH . from that group he came to know about SARTHAK.
He visited center , trainer at center suggested him to join SARTHAK and to take training in ITES sector as his communication was above average . He started training and after completion training he has appeared for an interview but he did not get selected , after a many rejection also he was very determined to get job . Finally he got job at Vindya info tech as telle caller with very good salary . Now he is happy with his job and enjoying his work ..
"The most important thing about having goals is having one!" Having lost her voice, in a family dominated by elders, she found it back again after coming to Sarthak Educational Trust. Being a fast learner, Ritu quickly acquired competency in Computers and English at #SarthakSmartCenterChandigarh. With her increased confidence and skills, she wanted to earn a living by working. Today, Ritu is fulfilling her dreams. She has joined leading electronics manufacturing unit Gilard Electronics Pvt Ltd, Punjab as a Production Supervisor, with a decent salary package of 17,000 p.m. It’s been few months and she is working happily and living independently. The smile on her face says the rest…
Shikha was born on 16 December 1996. She is born Hearing Impaired. Her father is working in Government job and her mother is homemaker. In spite of being poor her family tried to fulfill all the needs of Shikha. Shikha is very much attached to his father. She shares all his joys and sorrows with him. She used to tell her that she would also serve her family one day like his father. No one ever motivated her to explore her hidden talent. This whole situation bought her in depression and failure in her life.
Being born deaf was not the only challenge but to survive in this society was the biggest challenge. She did not have a social circle and her level of self motivation was very low. She had lost all the hopes of doing something in her life. She came to know about this training by the mobilizer who made him aware about the training programme as well as about the job placements. Being motivated by his words, she came to the centre. She started improving and took maximum initiatives in the class. She even helped other candidates in learning by performing group activities.
Shikha learnt a lot from the training. She learnt about Hospitality sector and computers. There is an increase in her confidence level and communication skills. She now sees the life in positive direction. She has understood the importance of relationships, money and serving the family. She is real example that can bring motivation to the society. She got opportunities to appear for interviews in different companies like Lemon Tree Hotel, Redfox and KFC. She got shortlisted in KFC as Supplier. She has been happily working there.
Gurpreet Singh was born on 10 January 1995. He is born Hearing Impaired. Her father is working in pvt job and her mother is homemaker. He belongs to sound family and his family fulfills all the needs of Gurpreet. Gurpreet is very much attached to his brother. He shares all his joys and sorrows with him. He used to tell him that he would also serve his family one day like his father. No one ever motivated him to explore his hidden talent. This whole situation bought him in depression and failure in his life.
Being born deaf was not the only challenge but to survive in this society was the biggest challenge. He did not have a social circle and his level of self motivation was very low. He had lost all the hopes of doing something in his life.. He came to know about this training by the mobilizer who made him aware about the training programme as well as about the job placements. Being motivated by his words, he came to the centre. He started improving and took maximum initiatives in the class. He even helped other candidates in learning by performing group activities.
Gurpreet learnt a lot from the training. He learnt about Hospitality sector and computers. There is an increase in his confidence level and communication skills. He now sees the life in positive direction. He has understood the importance of relationships, money and serving the family. He is real example that can bring motivation to the society. She got opportunities to appear for interviews in different companies like KFC, CCD and Lemon Tree Hotel. He got shortlisted in KFC as Cashier. He has been happily working there.
“My father and I have always been close. I am the eldest of children of my family. I lost my hearing ability in my early childhood. Throughout my ordeal, I kept holding on to one thread – I was determined to finish my school education. Even through all the pity directed towards me, I completed my class 12th. It took therapy. Last year I learnt about Sarthak and got myself enrolled for the Skill Development Program. First few days were tough. And it was obvious. But soon I started enjoying my classroom sessions and outdoor visits with my batch mates. Today, I'm working at Reliance Fresh and have been rising through the ranks steadily.It’s been liberating for me, I feel like I have come out of a bad situation victorious!", says Chetan.
"...am not what happened to me, am what I choose to become" Mohd. Suhail, our Hearing Impaired candidate got placed with the retail store chain Westside in Lajpat Nagar as a Customer Service Associate, post completing his three months training program at SarthakDelhi.
Good work speaks for itself and the employers are happy with the performances of our candidates.
"You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great". Meet our candidate Daljeet, a strong, determined, and hard working boy from Chandigarh,
who is now successfully placed at Indian fashion retailer chain- Lifestyle, upon completing his 3 month training @ SARTHAK CHANDIGARH CENTER.
Mind is the master- weaver. As a man thinketh, so he becomes. If you are determined, you can climb the Himamlayas; physical, mental and social factors are mere stigma one uses as exusities.
Meet Sandhya Verma, hearing impaired candidate who bagged a job in VISHAL MEGA MART in Mahipalpur, DELHI and is earning salary of Rs 7,500/- p.m after going through 3-months training program at Sarthak DELHI Center.
Ankit Sharma, Sarthak's hearing impaired candidate after successfully completing his 3 months training program in Tourism & Hospitality at SARTHAK Delhi Center is now working with KFC- leading fast food restaurant, in Vasant Kunj.
He is thankful to Sarthak for moulding him into an independent person.
“No pressure, No diamonds!” YASHPAL albeit hearing impaired got successfully placed at one of the largest retail stores of India - RELIANCE FRESH Store as a SALES EXECUTIVE and he gives the credit of his success to SARTHAK Chandigarh.
Center where he got trained by our Kaushal team of facilitators.
Fall seven times, stand up eight is the philosophy that motivated AKAASH achieve the SKY of his dreams. Aakash, a hearing impaired candidate who joined SARTHAK Chandigarh Center with a goal of becoming financially independent.
Hired by LIFESTYLE INTERNATIONAL PVT. LIMITED as a Cashier, he is now enjoying this new experience that is no less than a roller coaster ride!!
Kaushal Pal was born with 60 percentage of his body being orthopedically handicap. There is no winning without hard work and Kaushal is a firm follower of this philosophy.
Kaushal is placed at Comfort Inn Hotel as a Linen In -charge after completing his training at SARTHAK Lucknow Center. Hired by a reputed hotel group, Kaushal is enjoying this new journey of his life.
Sarthak is proud of Sandeep Bajaj, hearing impaired candidate who is now successfully placed at the leading hotel chain in India- Hotel Lemon Tree as a House-keeping staff with a salary package of Rs.8500 p.m after completing his training in hospitality at Sarthak Chandigarh Center.
SARTHAK wishes him a great future ahead.
Meet Parul, 7 years old, kid with Cerebral Palsy. Upon enrolling her at SARTHAK ANTAKSHEP KENDRA, Parul underwent various therapy sessions, now she is capable enough to stand on her own feet and walk without taking any kind of personal assistance. Bless you baby girl!!!
Pooja Hazare, enjoys her independent and working woman status, when she happily serves her customers at McDonalds India. She can’t speak or hear, but despite of focusing over what she can’t do, her suitability for the job was assessed.
Jay Singh, currently working in the front Office at Lemon Tree Hotel in Jaipur, serves as a motivational source for many. He hails from Dholpur Rajasthan and due to lesser opportunities available and challenges in mobility, faced many challenges. But he epitomized the lines by Shawn Van Daele, We are not defined by our challenges, but lifted up by them.
When he got to know about Sarthak Jaipur Center where he could avail free of cost skill development training and employment opportunities. He, instantly, approached the center and expressed his interest for 3 months training program. He got registered under the training program and based on his interest, and skill set was provided training in Tourism & Hospitality Sector. Along with hospitality sector overview he was also trained in Working English, Soft Skills and Basic Computers.
Originally from Kandiwali, Mumbai, Mandar Jukar wanted to sustain his family financially after his father passed away. We worked with Mandar on basic skills like english, computers, and life skills. Though he was a slow learner, he was diligent and determined and over the years he grew more and more confident about his own abilities.
People say he's different may be because he comprehends things slow but that didn't stop his journey of becoming financially independent.
Now, those who once doubted his caliber, congratulates him upon securing a job at Vaintee Private Limited.
We are a product of the choices we make, not the circumstances that we face.
Karan Singh is the live example of how strong determination and undeterred will power can make you conquer any hurdle. Karan joined Sarthak with a hope that this training program might change his life in some way. Partially visually handicapped Karan, didn’t let his physical lacuna become his obstacle on the way of success and upon clearing his three months training program at Sarthak Smart + Center, Chandigarh, he was placed at Being Human Store, as a Salesman, and needless to say, he has proved himself to the world that our choices determine our future! With pure optimism and confidence, Karan is now there where is once dreamt of.
Sneh Lata a trainee at Sarthak Delhi Center epitomizes the lines of Nikos Kazantzakis that "In Order to succeed, we must believe that we can." She shares her experience like she not only wants to make her dreams come true but also become an inspiration to others.
Her faith in her abilities is well depicted in her attitude of taking the driving seat in her life’s journey. Her intellect and optimistic disposition is reflected in her academic accolades and social life.
She completed her graduation and attended training program of Hospitality sector at Sarthak Educational Trust. Owing to the support of her family and her efforts she got selected at Red Fox Hotel and is working as a Help Desk Executive. She expresses her heartfelt gratitude to Sarthak and Red Fox Hotel for providing her this opportunity.
"Arise, Awake, and Stop not till the goal is reached" is the philosophy Om Prakash, Sarthak Trainee at Delhi Center follows in his life. He was a year old when was affected by polio virus and thus had to use calipers to assist him.
He was always willing to be independent and support to his family. Thus post his schooling in 2013 he got himself enrolled in Training program at Sarthak Delhi center.
Through his willingness to learn and facilitation from Team Sarthak he equipped himself with the basic understanding of computers, English, soft skills and hospitality sector.
As an outcome of his efforts currently he is working as an Assistant in Redfox Hotels, Lemon Tree in Mayur Vihar. But for him this is not a destination but a significant stepping stone for sure. He remembers how getting a job meant a world to him. Now, he dreams to become an assistant manager in the world and his continuing his education from School of Open Learning.
He showed great zeal in training program and availed maximum benefit out of it. Since his association with Lemon Tree Hotels he has been receiving accolades from HR Department.
We, Team Sarthak appreciate his efforts for making us proud. He is still actively associated with Sarthak Jaipur Center and visits center to motivate current training batches.
Ravinder Kaur works in a Lifestyle Store as a Cashier. Her story also is full of challenges but well suggests that “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
After completion of her post graduation she lost her power of hearing. Due to the untimely death of her father and being the eldest child the onus of the family’s well being fell upon her.
But, as the hearing impairment came as a matter of accident and she was not known to despite being post graduate she was unable to find a job opportunity for her. On the advice of a friend she enrolled for the training program at Sarthak Ludhiana Center.
Training at Sarthak not only focused on vocational training but also on her personality and soft skills. Due to the traumatic experience she isolated herself but gradually she opened up and a remarkable change was observed in her spirit as well. She is meeting her responsibility as a Cashier in Lifestyle store well and we wish her good luck in all her endeavors.
The Greatest Pleasure is life is doing what people say you cannot do. The Story of Aakash Pandey, Cashier at Lifestyle store at Elante Mall, Chandigarh suggests the same diligence. Born with Hearing Impairment, he had lesser opportunities and resources in his access. But he never let his disability impede his growth.
He got to know about Sarthak Chandigarh center and got registered to the training program. He took training of Organized Retail sector and exhibited great deal of diligence in his training.
He always volunteered for various activities and headed attendance & revision committees as well during the training programs. He has firm faith in his ability and despite various challenges he made his dream come true.