24th September 2017

DETERMINATION & SUCCESS GO HAND IN HAND!

Riwanda Lyngdoh’s life has changed a lot during the past 3 years that she has been associated with AEA. In her hometown of Umsning (30 kms from capital Shillong), she can be seen running her Beauty Parlour.

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23rd August 2017

RUBINI LOVES SPEAKING IN ENGLISH

Rubini was born in a poverty ridden family, from the Arunthathiyar caste. Her father worked as a Manual Scavenger in the Tirchirapalli city corporation while her mother was a domestic worker. Despite her lack of command in English, Rubina, was neither shy nor discouraged rather confidently tried to interact with the few words that she had memorised.

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31st October 2017

TAILORING HER WAY TO SUCCESS

All of 23, Sarhaka Lakiang is a budding entrepreneur who runs a tailoring unit from her home in Jowai in Meghalaya. Her transformational journey from an ordinary girl to an enterprising woman is an inspirational story for many women from marginalized communities.

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9th September 2017

STRONG DESIRE FOR EDUCATION BRINGS ARADHANA BACK TO SCHOOL!

Even though Aradhana cleared her 9th standard with good marks, her parents were least enthused to continue her studies. Instead, they discontinued her education and started searching for marriage alliances.

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18th August 2017

POOJA LIKES TO READ & WRITE!

Twenty six years old Pooja lost her husband 3 years ago. Unable to bear the harassment of her in-laws, she migrated along with her 3 year old son from her village in West Bengal to Hyderabad to work as a construction labor.

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24th September 2017

DETERMINATION & SUCCESS GO HAND IN HAND!

Riwanda Lyngdoh’s life has changed a lot during the past 3 years that she has been associated with AEA. In her hometown of Umsning (30 kms from capital Shillong), she can be seen running her Beauty Parlour.

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23rd August 2017

RUBINI LOVES SPEAKING IN ENGLISH

Rubini was born in a poverty ridden family, from the Arunthathiyar caste. Her father worked as a Manual Scavenger in the Tirchirapalli city corporation while her mother was a domestic worker. Despite her lack of command in English, Rubina, was neither shy nor discouraged rather confidently tried to interact with the few words that she had memorised.

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31st October 2017

TAILORING HER WAY TO SUCCESS

All of 23, Sarhaka Lakiang is a budding entrepreneur who runs a tailoring unit from her home in Jowai in Meghalaya. Her transformational journey from an ordinary girl to an enterprising woman is an inspirational story for many women from marginalized communities.

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9th September 2017

STRONG DESIRE FOR EDUCATION BRINGS ARADHANA BACK TO SCHOOL!

Even though Aradhana cleared her 9th standard with good marks, her parents were least enthused to continue her studies. Instead, they discontinued her education and started searching for marriage alliances.

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18th August 2017

POOJA LIKES TO READ & WRITE!

Twenty six years old Pooja lost her husband 3 years ago. Unable to bear the harassment of her in-laws, she migrated along with her 3 year old son from her village in West Bengal to Hyderabad to work as a construction labor.

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DETERMINATION & SUCCESS GO HAND IN HAND!

Riwanda Lyngdoh’s life has changed a lot during the past 3 years that she has been associated with AEA. In her hometown of Umsning (30 kms from capital Shillong), she can be seen running her Beauty Parlour. She also uses her Parlour as a retail outlet for various Beauty products. Riwanda is one of 50 iLEAD trained alumni who are being supported with financial assistance under the Tata Trust supported MEPP project of AEA.

A young single mother of 3 children, Riwanda’s association with AEA, dates  back to 2014, when she had joined the iLEAD Shillong centre as a trainee in the Beautician course. She came to the iLEAD centre to gain employable skills through which she could provide for her children’s education. After completing her training, she worked a free lance Beautician. After working for a few months, and with her earnings, she started a small Beauty Parlour in her locality which started doing well. Slowly she started looking for financial support to expand her business.

It was during this time, that her Beautician trainer from iLEAD had informed her about the interest free loans that were being provided to entrepreneurs to upscale and start their enterprises. Riwanda applied for a loan of Rs 100,000 was one of the 10 existing beneficiaries who received financial assistance for starting & upscaling their business. With the loan money, she purchased additional supplies and products for her Parlour. Her parlour continues to be in operation and her average monthly earnings are Rs 15000.

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RUBINI LOVES SPEAKING IN ENGLISH

Rubini was born in a poverty ridden family, from the Arunthathiyar caste. Her father worked as a Manual Scavenger in the Tirchirapalli city corporation while her mother was a domestic worker. Despite her lack of command in English, Rubina, was neither shy nor discouraged rather confidently tried to interact with the few words that she had memorised.

Savithri, the Enlight Education volunteer in Trichy was always intrigued by Rubini’s interest to speak in English. Observing Rubini’s interest in English, she subjected Rubina to a structured process; assessed her competency levels in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, analysed the core issues and developed a plan to support Rubini. 
 

Rubini was linked to the “Nanum Vasikuren - I am reading” group. This is a concept that helps an individual’s to develop competencies in reading and writing through a set of structured activities. Rubini commenced with learning to read words and then gradually practiced reading sentences. To uphold her interest she was encouraged to read news items on cinema and sports, her favourite subjects. She began practicing reading the news headlines and soon she was reading the entire news. Her reading and writing skills developed day by day. This was noticed by the School Headmaster, Mr.Abhraham who appreciated her effort which motivated her to try harder.

To strengthen her capabilities in reading and writting in english, Savithri linked Rubini with Priyadarshni, the ‘Kutty teacher – Little Teacher’ and student of class 9 in the same school. Priyadarshini, who had higher competencies in reading and writing english now became her buddy/guide and supported Rubini in her efforts to improvise reading and writing skills in english. Rubini is happy today with her renewed skills of reading and writing in English and wants to support others !

In Trichy, Tamil Nadu, Enlight project engages with 220 girl children belonging to Arunthathiyar community, which is considered to be in the lower most rung of the caste system and their caste based occupation is 'Manual Scavenging'. Even today they are often treated as untouchables and are stigmatised. Though children from this community have gained access to school their competencies levels in Reading, Writing and basic Arithmetic is deplorable due to various reasons.
 
 

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TAILORING HER WAY TO SUCCESS

All of 23, Sarhaka Lakiang is a budding entrepreneur who runs a tailoring unit from her home in Jowai in Meghalaya. Her transformational journey from an ordinary girl to an enterprising woman is an inspirational story for many women from marginalized communities. 

Born into a poor family of 7 children, Sarhaka had to discontinue her education to look after her younger siblings as her mother earned a living by working as a domestic help. A creative mind that she was, Sarhaka would redesign old un-used clothes at home. This interest of hers brought her in contact with the iLEAD Shillong center staff who encouraged her to undergo training in “Fashion Designing and Tailoring” course. Talented that she was, Sarhaka didn’t have to look back after completing her training. She got immediately placed in a boutique in Shillong from where she learnt the nuances of tailoring business. While Sarhaka was happy with the way her life was shaping up, deep down, she strongly aspired to start her own tailoring unit and help her younger siblings attain quality education and life. 

A casual follow-up visit by the iLEAD staff was a turning point in Sarhaka’s life. When she expressed her aspiration to start her unit, the staff informed her about the entrepreneurship programme offered by Aide et Action & Tata Trusts. Soon, she submitted a business plan and applied for an interest free loan of INR 42000 in 2016. After receiving the loan, she started a tailoring unit based from her home, where she takes orders from the customers in her neighbourhood. She earns Rs 4000 per month. 

Sarhaka says “I had to drop out of school because my family could not afford it but with me and my mother now earning, I hope to ensure that atleast my younger siblings can continue their education. I want to grow my business, I hope someday I will be able to set up my own boutique.

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STRONG DESIRE FOR EDUCATION BRINGS ARADHANA BACK TO SCHOOL!

Even though Aradhana cleared her 9th standard with good marks, her parents were least enthused to continue her studies. Instead, they discontinued her education and started searching for marriage alliances. But deep down, Aradhana had a strong desire to continue her education. So she confided with the CCLC facilitator at the construction site in Bhopal where she was living with her family.
 
When the CCLC facilitator ‘didi’ came to her aid and spoke to the family members, they were reluctant to change their decision. However, didi convinced them by sharing how intelligent Aradhana was and if given a chance how she could excel in life. Finally through the efforts of the ‘didi, Aradhana got enrolled in 10th standard.

The CCLC facilitator also observed that Aradhana was good at fine arts. So when a local NGO organized a free summer camp for children in their locality, she recommended Aradhana to enroll in dance and drawing courses. The parents of Aradhana were immensely surprised when they came to know that she has won first prizes in both dance and drawing competitions.

“We were not aware about our child’s potential and talent but because of ‘didi’, we have realized that if my girl gets a proper platform she can prove herself. I will ensure that my girl would study further as per her desire” says Aradhana’s father Munna Lal.

 

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POOJA LIKES TO READ & WRITE!

Twenty six years old Pooja lost her husband 3 years ago. Unable to bear the harassment of her in-laws, she migrated along with her 3 year old son from her village in West Bengal to Hyderabad to work as a construction labor.

Initial days in Hyderabad were very tough for Pooja who has to struggle coping with new environment. Being a single woman, she also had difficulty managing her work and her son. When Aide et Action started the Child Care Learning Center in the construction site where she lived and worked, Pooja immediately enrolled him. 


Interestingly, she likes to spend her free time at the center supporting the facilitator. Looking at her interest, the facilitator taught her basic reading, writing and arithmetic; Pooja is now able to read hindi story books and perform simple arithmetic calculations. "I come to the center during lunch hour and help facilitator. I engage with the bengali children through songs and dance. I feel happy coming to the center. I share my problems with the facilitator who gives me suggestions. Based on her suggestion, I also started saving money for our future" says Pooja.

Pooja's interaction with the facilitator has transformed her into a strong person. She plans to admit her son, who is 5 years now, in a regular school very soon and has also started saving money and hopes to see him as a successful person in life.

24th September 2017

DETERMINATION & SUCCESS GO HAND IN HAND!

Riwanda Lyngdoh’s life has changed a lot during the past 3 years that she has been associated with AEA. In her hometown of Umsning (30 kms from capital Shillong), she can be seen running her Beauty Parlour.

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23rd August 2017

RUBINI LOVES SPEAKING IN ENGLISH

Rubini was born in a poverty ridden family, from the Arunthathiyar caste. Her father worked as a Manual Scavenger in the Tirchirapalli city corporation while her mother was a domestic worker. Despite her lack of command in English, Rubina, was neither shy nor discouraged rather confidently tried to interact with the few words that she had memorised.

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31st October 2017

TAILORING HER WAY TO SUCCESS

All of 23, Sarhaka Lakiang is a budding entrepreneur who runs a tailoring unit from her home in Jowai in Meghalaya. Her transformational journey from an ordinary girl to an enterprising woman is an inspirational story for many women from marginalized communities.

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9th September 2017

STRONG DESIRE FOR EDUCATION BRINGS ARADHANA BACK TO SCHOOL!

Even though Aradhana cleared her 9th standard with good marks, her parents were least enthused to continue her studies. Instead, they discontinued her education and started searching for marriage alliances.

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18th August 2017

POOJA LIKES TO READ & WRITE!

Twenty six years old Pooja lost her husband 3 years ago. Unable to bear the harassment of her in-laws, she migrated along with her 3 year old son from her village in West Bengal to Hyderabad to work as a construction labor.

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