Education  India Project #21320

Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training

by India Partners
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Kannan at the learning center
Kannan at the learning center

Your gift gives hope. 

Kannan is mildly autistic with a below average IQ. He studied up through 9th grade but could not pass all of his courses and complete his studies.

He came to us when he was 20 and spent two years learning touch typing and a couple of other computer programs. He also received remedial studies in reading, writing and basic math. He really enjoyed his computer training and learned a lot.

Kannan wasn't sure he would be able to find a job, but a photographer hired him as an assistant and he is now learning Photoshop so he can one day earn an income and become self-sufficient.

Thank you for giving hope to amazing students, like Kannan.

 

Thanknnan is mildly autistic with a below average IQ. He studied up through 9th grade but could not pass all of his courses and complete his studies. He came to us when he was 20 and spent two years learning touch typing and a couple of other computer programs. He also received remedial studies in reading, writing and basic math. He really enjoyed his computer training and learned a lot. Kannan wasn't sure he would be able to find a job, but a photographer hired him as an assistant and he is now learning Photoshop so he can one day earn an income and become self-sufficient.

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You provided computer training to disabled youth
You provided computer training to disabled youth

Dear Friend,

Happy Thanksgiving! During this season, I'm so grateful for you and everything you've done to help youth with disabilities in India. I just want to say that your gift has meant so much to people who are often overlooked and marginalized because they have a disability.

Today, your gift shows that people like Raja are valued and loved. Raja was affected by polio at a young age. As a result, he must use a wheelchair to get around. His siblings used to tease him and even said that he would end up begging on the streets.

In India, many of the students come from poor families and because of their disability, the stigma is they can't do anything or pursue a career. Thank you for changing lives and helping people like Raja.

Your gift gave Raja a chance to succeed in a computer-related job. After graduating from our computer course, he found a job at a multinational company writing computer programs. Thanks to the computer training, he became the most educated and highest earning member in my family. Today Raja has a good job in the government and he is able to happily provide for his wife and two children. He has also earned enough money to build a house for his family. 

Raja and many other students with disabilites are thankful that you helped them to succeed. Thank you!

Have a great Thanksgiving,

John Sparks
India Partners
President

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Dear Friend,

I want to update you on the exciting things happening thanks to your generosity. Thank you for transforming youth with disabilities in India with computer training. I recently received an update from the computer center regarding all of the students enrolled in our computer program for people with disabilities.

The students are so grateful for your support, and none of this would be possible without you.

Thanks to a generous gift from an individual, we got a chance to purchase five new computers for the students at the school. Through another gift, we were able to update all the systems with a current version of Microsoft Office. These computers will provide up to date training for the youth, allowing them to enter the work force with a current skill set.  

You see it is people just like you that are making the change in the lives of these students.


We were blessed by two volunteers, they upgraded the software throughout the training institute, established a functioning network, and trained the students for the IT workforce, preparing them before they graduate.

Thank you for transforming the lives of people with disabilities in India through your generosity. Disabled students who join the training program enter with little hope and no self-confidence. But when they leave, they are trained to succeed and have the assurance they can do so. Seventy-five percent of the disabled students find a job soon after graduation.

I'm excited for what the future holds for these students and look forward to seeing more students gain computer training skills.

Sincerely,

John Sparks
President
India Partners

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Thank you for empowering youth with disabilities
Thank you for empowering youth with disabilities

Dear friend,

Many students with disabilities come from poor families. Because of their disability, they are oppressed and marginalized. The stigma is they can't do anything or pursue a career. No one gives them a chance. But your gift shows students like Devi that you believe in them. You're doing so much good for youth with disabilities. Thank you for your generous support.

Devi is an intelligent and hard-working young woman. Thanks to your gift, she has a job at a multinational company, supervises six staff, and earns a handsome income that provides for her whole family.

As a child, Devi was affected by polio. She is unable to use her legs and must use a wheelchair to get around. She always worked hard in school, but when she graduated from college she struggled to find a job.

Devi signed up for our free computer training, and she studied very hard. When she graduated from the year-long computer course she received an award and was recognized as the "Best Student."

Thanks to you, students with disabilities are able to learn valuable computer skills to get quality jobs in the computer and IT field. Most importantly, these students have a community where they feel loved and accepted for the first time.

Devi immediately found a job after graduating and now works from home. Devi learned so many new skills. But the most important thing she gained was the confidence and self-worth to succeed.

You made this all possible. Thank you again!

Sincerely,

John Sparks
India Partners

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Your gifts to Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training are having significant impact.

A physical disability normally means that you have to work three times as hard to overcome the hindrances that the disability presents.  For the average person this means they give up in despair long before success has an opportunity to come to fruition.

Suneetha is enrolled in the current batch at our Computer Training Institute. Her plan is to combine her college diploma and the experience she is gaining in Information Technology to obtain a government job after graduation.

Suneetha has a sharp sense of humor and joyfully works hard to meet the demands of the course knowing that by excelling she will certainly get a good posting.

As the staff talked with her they learned that she had previously used two crutches for walking.  Though her legs did not function properly, she had enough strength in her legs to support her so that with significant effort she could move with the crutches and therefore navigate through situations where a wheelchair would not allow her to go. 

But that was two years ago.  She thought there was no way that she could ever do that again.  The staff, knowing that greater opportunities would be available to her, would not listen to her fears but challenged her to try, and try again.  Each failure was nothing more than a new learning experience.

The day I visited she was seated, not in a wheelchair, but a regular chair while taking part in the training class.  To use the crutches was a struggle but each time was a new success and her confidence began to grow.

In a few months’ time Sunetha will graduate.  Already her self-confidence has set her on a trajectory for success.  She will have a new found mobility to combine with her developed computer skills so that she will be ready for a career in Information Technology.

Thank you for being part of her journey.  A journey you helped transform through your strategic and thoughtful giving through Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training ,

 

Sincerely,


John Sparks

P.S. You can change even more lives, visit Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training today and be the catalyst of transformation for a disabled youth.

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Location: Eugene, OR - USA
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John Sparks
Eugene, OR United States
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