When Nahid Parveen had enrolled into the first batch in Chakkarpur, she was a shy girl of 20 years who had completed her B. Com from Rohilkhand University. She lives in a family of 6 members in Chakkarpur and her father is a salesman. After completing her graduation, she wanted to do a job but was unsure as to how she could acquire one. She did not know whom to approach and how to apply for jobs. She also had no idea about which types of jobs she’d like to apply for. This uncertainty had led her to feel helpless about her suture when one day she met an Empower Pragati trainer during one of the mobilization drives.She was informed about the ‘Parivartan’ training programme and was surprised to know thatshe could enroll in it for free.
Nahid attended the training session regularly and was very eager to better her English and Computer skills. Right from the beginning she was focused on getting a job and prepared herself accordingly. At the time of interviews, Nahid managed to secure a position at PVR for a salary of Rs 10500/- per month.
She says, “I thought I would never be able to get a job but Parivartan proved me wrong.”
She is 25 years old and has completed her B.A. degree from Uttar Pradesh and currently resides in Chakkarpur, Gurgaon. Her father works at a retail outlet so when she heard about the ‘Parivartan’ training programme through one of the community counselors she agreed to enroll immediately. As is the case with most candidates, Pushpanjali was unsure about whether she would ever be able to communicate in English and get herself a job. Her stint at the Chakkarpur centre changed this slowly as she began learning every day. At the end of two months she was confident enough to sit for interviews and seek a job. Pushpanjali sat for seven interviews but was unsuccessful in clearing any of them. This served as a severe blow to her confidence levels and she was very disappointed seeing others in her batch getting placed.
Finally she cleared the interview with Home Credit. The interviewer dissuaded her from taking up the job by telling her that it would be difficult for a married woman to manage such job load. However, she was adamant and is now earning a monthly salary of Rs 12,000.
lives in Manesar with her husband who works as a helper at a private company. Her family’s annual income was around Rupees Seventy Thousand which was not enough to run a large household which included extended family members. They lived in a rented accommodation which made matters worse. Sapna had always wanted to earn a living but was held back by the fact that she had only completed her schooling up to the 8 th standard. She had been in search of a job for quite some time but was unable to find anything suitable.
When our mobilizer met her in the field and told her about the “Parivartan” programme she decided to join. When she had first joined, she was very hesitant in interacting with her batch mates as she did not know much Hindi. She was shy but slowly began to mingle with the other trainees and steadily improved her language. As she learnt more and more of sewing her confidence levels improved. She was very regular throughout the training programme and sincere towards her work.
When she visited Spring Overseas as part of the field visit during the training, she had decided in her mind that she wanted to work there. After completing the course she gave her first interview at Spring Overseas and was selected to work as a tailor. She had joined at a CTC salary of Rupees 320/day. Today she earns more than her husband and is able to take good care of her family.
Manisha originally belongs to Bhangrola village in Manesar with her husband. Her husband works as a painter. Her family’s annual income was not enough to make ends meet and so she used to work at a school as a sweeper. When our mobilizer met her in the field and told her about the ‘Parivartan’ programme she decided to join. When she had first joined, she had no clue about what career path to follow.
All that she had in mind was to get a job soon so that she could able to run her family well. She joined evening batch, so that she could continue working at the school also. She was a very hardworking girl and took it upon herself to learn quickly. After completing the course she gave her first interview at Spring Overseas and was selected to work as a tailor. She had joined at a CTC salary of Rupees 320/day.
Sheetal belongs to Bhangrola village in Manesar. Her father works at a private company and is able to support his family well. There was never any pressure on Sheetal to earn her own living but she had always wanted to earn for herself. She is a strong and independent girl with a very lively personality. She was someone who was always throwing the class into fits of laughter and yet managing to stay focused and train well. When she had first joined, she was unsure about what career path to follow.
All that she had in mind was to get a job soon so that she could earn for herself. She was confident and had good communication skills. She did not know anything about sewing but was a quick learner. After completing the course she gave an interview at Spring Overseas and was selected as a tailor. She had joined at a CTC salary of Rupees 320/day. Her family was against sending her for work at a factory but she managed to convince them to let her go. Today, she earns for herself and is also continuing with her studies. She now pays her college tuition fee herself and is extremely proud about it.