Suraj S, Hearing Impairment
It is well said "If you try to take one step for your betterment then you will automatically get a hundred ways to achieve your goal"
This is the story of Suraj who currently lives in Kerala. Suraj has a hearing loss disability and his disability was detected when he was very young. Suraj has 4 family members Father, Mother, and an Elder sister who is already married. During his schooling, he shared, he faced lots of issues in expressing himself in school, while playing with his friend, and he used to get unnecessary sympathy from relatives and other people because that makes him realize every time that he has some kind of incompleteness in him. Once he completed his graduation, he shared that he started finding a job for himself as he thought that now he should help his parents in their household. Suraj shared he tried appearing for interviews in many organizations but he got rejected due to which he lost his confidence in himself. He explained his rejection started making him feel as if he lost everything and he wonâ€™t be able to do anything in his life. He said that he went through huge abjection and then due to this pandemic he lost his temperament and felt helpless.
He came to know about Sarthak Educational Trust through a Mobilizer staff who explained him the whole training process, he was interested in the program and he gave all his documents and registered for the classes. Then, after three months of training. He told us that he learned so many skills. He was able to understand how he can develop Self- confidence and can improve his communication skills, today he is very much confident and is approaching every matter in my life in a positive manner.
After completion of his training, he got placed in Coffee CafĂ© Day and currently taking 10,500 salary in hand along with perks and employee benefits. Heâ€™s happy how the training helped him & changed his life.
Anusha K - Hearing impairment
Acceptance is the first step of the journey to beat disability. Anushaâ€™s story is a fine example of how acceptance of the disability by oneself and the family, promotes leading a normal & happy life despite of having a disability.Anusha K is a well-educated girl who was born with hearing impairment. She completed her BSC in Computer Science from Kerala and currently resides in Malampuram, Kerala. Her family consists of five people including her parents and siblings.
Anusha stated that it was not easy for her to live her life with a disability, but it was her family's support that allowed her to feel confident and accepting her impairment. She explained that throughout her school days, she faced many difficulties traveling or conveying her point to comprehend other people, and as a result, she was completely reliant on her father for going out. But one day she gathered courage and chose to travel alone, she wanted to push herself beyond her comfort zone. She explains that she understood that difficulties comes with everyone, whether they are crippled or have some other challenge, but it is up to us how we deal with the challenge, which is why she decided to go alone and spread acceptance among others. Anusha discusses She encountered difficulty at first, but she ultimately learned to go alone. She stated that soon after her graduation she begun seeking a work possibility, but the condition of covid-19 had made it more difficult. Fortunately, One day Sarthak Educational Trust called her regarding the training program and told her about the employment possibilities for skilled PwDs. She registered soon and began her training at Sarthak. Anusha says, she learned a lot of new things and improved herself by learning Soft skills, Basic English, and computer and that over time she saw a good confidence level and a lot of positive improvements as a result of this training.
She also received training in the IT field (Data entry operator), and after three months of training, she was hired by Jal Jeevan mission [Kerala water authority] as a Data entry Operator.She stated that joining Sarthak made it simpler for her to obtain work and thanked Sarthak and HDFC Bank CSR for instilling a good shift in her so that she may also fly and be independent. Finally, she stated, "It doesn't matter how slowly you move as long as you don't stop."
Hiral Ajugya - Low Vision
In our life we all want to be in a place with peace, comfort, stress-free, and a successful life. But is it possible with everyone? All of us complain about what we donâ€™t have, but on the other hand, we sometimes escape what we have!
Yes, likewise Hiral thought about life. 22 years old Hiral was in an incubator right after birth and faced scissors and also had a fever and under all this procedure she was left with one eye vision with low visibility. Parents were disturbed, because the child for whom they prayed was born but with disability. Disturbing but nonetheless, when Hiralâ€™s little finger held her mother's hand, Jigishaben held her tightly and accepted her the way she was born.
Hiral started growing; she was about to start school, but rejected her to get admission in the school and even told by many authorities to not put much effort on her schooling. But her motherâ€™s determination not only helped her to complete her schooling....
She grew older, seeing her parents struggling for her to have a good life and started thinking, why is life not easy? Why am I like this? How can I help my parents?
After completing her graduation, she was focused on getting a job. She had given interview oneâ€™s, she passed the first round but all and sundry is seeing her like why she was here? She ignored them and focused on giving interviews. Continuous rejection shattered her and even she refused to choose Sarthakâ€™s training but a detailed interaction with the help desk staff cleared her doubts.
She enrolled herself for training for a three months course and put her 100% efforts into equipping herself with employability skills and the rest was a very blissful journey. Now she is working at Saarathee CRM private Ltd as a Customer Care Executive designation, with a monthly income of Rs. 10,500/- She is very happy as she got work from home opportunity.
She feels overwhelmed by Sarthak as she got the support of placement and now she is supporting her family financially; it was the biggest dream for her and which is accomplished. She is truly thankful to the Sarthak Team for helping Pwds with placement and making them empowered and also motivating us to live our life with respect and dignity.
Sagar Sopan - Locomotor Disability
Sagar is a 31 years old and has a Locomotor Disability in one arm & one leg. But he was not disabled by birth. He used to go to school & his mother used to pick & drop him till the door steps.
One day while walking on the street he was crossing the road & suddenly one car hit him very badly, and this road accident turned into a nightmare for Sagar because he lost his movements in one arm & one leg which was very painful for him. He didn't wish to live after this accident, but he got his familyâ€™s support and motivation & slowly his life came on the track, he started going school again but this time he was not like other children he met before.
His favourite outdoor game was football but due to his disability he wasnâ€™t able to play anymore. His life was totally changed after this road accident, but he never lost hope & he completed his higher studies with flying colours....
After his studies he was in search of a job but getting a job was not easy for him. Still he applied whenever and wherever he got to know about the vacancies, but still he didnâ€™t get any job. He started losing his hopes about his career. He used to ask questions to himself such as, how you would be able to help your parents. How will you become an independent person? When will you get a job? Etc.
But one day, he got a call from Sarthak Educational Trust-Thane Centre where he got to know about the 3 months training program. First, he was unable to believe that why would someone help him, give training and will give a job that too for free? A lot of questions were running in his mind but he took time for two days. He searched about Sarthak on Google, Facebook, Instagram, wherever it was possible. Then after searching everything about Sarthak, he registered himself and he started taking 3 months skill building training, where he got to learn Basic Soft skills, Basic English & Basic computers in the initial training period after 1.5months he got training in IT/ITes sector. In which he learned about the job role of a CRM Domestic Voice. Even after getting training in the IT sector, one day he shared about his preference to his trainer that he wants to work in a Retail sector. His trainer didnâ€™t promise him but yes assured him to try their level best for his preferred area.
Then after the training, with a lot of effort from the Manager of Thane center, he got placed in his preferred sector which was Retail sector. He got selected in Bharat Watch Company as a Store keeper where he is getting 9,000/- Rs. per month salary.
And today, He is really very happy, proud and thankful to Sarthak Educational Trust for providing him this opportunity.