Delivery Boy to Sales Man
Deepak Kumar (20) a youngster used to work as a delivery boy in a retail shop to support his family. Due to untimely death of his father, he became the lone breadwinner. The shop keeper aware of his circumstances and his need to work exploited him by paying Rs 2,000 as monthly salary which did not suffice family demands.
A local social worker, who was a regular customer at the groceries shop after observing his status brought Deepak to iLEAD Jalandhar centre. After counseling session, Deepak enrolled in Customer Retailer course and worked part time to support his family. His economical constraints did not let him complete 10th standard due to which he had low confidence levels.
However he was a keen observer and great zeal to learn knowledge. Initially, during the training, it took little time to pick up pace with classroom sessions. With regular counseling and activities like Gossip Circle Empowerment (GCE) he became confident and there was a striking change in his entire personality.
After his three month course at the centre, he was placed at TTS Store for computerized billing. Now he earns Rs 7500 which helps his family and supports younger sister pursue her education. “Deepak is confident and has convincing personality due to which our work is increasing. We will always support him for better future”, says his Employer.