My name is Hemlata Pawar. I have completed 12th and I am currently pursuing graduation. I am from Joshipur village, situated approximately 6 Km from Budhni. I belong to a lower middle class family. There are 6 members in my family and my father is no more with us.
My family was going through a financial crisis and I was struggling to find a job. One day I was attending a job fair at Budhni where I came to know about RuralShores Skills Academy (RSA). After being counseled by RSA, I realized that my knowledge and skills are not enough to get a decent job.
So I joined BPO Foundation course at RSA Training Center in Budhni to learn the Basics of Computer, English, BPO and Interview preparation with the hope that my family would pay the fee. But my brother stopped me from continuing my classes in the middle of course training because we did not have enough money to pay for the course training and also the conveyance facility was not adequate. I, on the other hand, was keen to get skilled and find a good job. I was learning and doing very well in the course assessments. Seeing my learning progress, the teachers at training centre were very happy and supportive.
Noticing my absence for three consecutive days in the class, the RSA staff was concerned and visited my home. They found that my brother was not letting me continue with the training, so they spoke to my family and with the support of village ‘Sarpanch’ were able to convince them. Thus, with the help of family and village ‘Sarpanch’ support, I continued my training and completed the course. I got a job placement in RSBS call center successfully.
But again being a girl I encountered problem in reaching office in early morning at 6 ‘o’ clock from my village where there is no facility of conveyance/transportation. I got demotivated and started losing hope as my dream of doing a job and become self-dependent seemed out of reach. But as it is said that “God helps those who help themselves”! Aware of my aspiration to do something and build my career and life, Training Manager at RSA, Mr. Kuldeep Prajapati talked to the Village ‘Sarpanch’ and arranged for hiring a three-wheeler Auto to facilitate daily commutation to and from my office, bearing the cost on himself. However, later my brother started supporting me in my daily commutation to the office.
A month went by and I received my first salary. This was one of the ‘big’ days of my life when I realized how much my life has changed and I have grown from a unskilled rural girl to a skilled working woman. Now I am confident in my abilities to face interview and work anywhere in the country. Presently, I am supporting my family and they are proud of me. I am proud of myself!
Special thanks to RuralShores, Kuldeep Prajapati (Training Manager) and RSA Center team Budhni!
Foundational Training Batch 2016