As Thanksgiving approaches, I'm grateful for you and how you have helped people with disabilities in India.
Thank you for helping people like Saraswathy. Both of her legs are affected by polio and she uses a wheelchair.
When Saraswathy heard about the free computer training she came into our training center so she could join the class. She studies in the computer class and also stays in the on-site dormitory. Saraswathy's mothers says she has never seen her daughter so happy. Saraswathy is training hard and excited about learning computers.
Your gift is preparing her for a job she never imagined was possible. Thanks for believing in people like Saraswathy. In India, people with disabilities are outcasts and are often stigamatized. No one ever gives them a chance. But your generosity shows how compassionate and caring you are for helping people like Saraswathy.
Thank you for your support!
In India, those with disabilities are unfairly treated. They are shunned and have little means of finding work and pay. But because of your generosity, people are being empowered every day!
Marikannan is the only son in his poor farming family. His father had large debts, and committed suicide when Marikannan was still in school. Despite all this, he continued to study hard and graduated with an engineering degree and started working to support his mother.
Then, one day, while visiting his friend, Marikannan fell while climbing a tree and injured his spine. He lost sensation and movement of his legs, and fell into a deep depression.
But his friends encouraged him to attend the computer training school. Now, he is learning skills that will allow him to make a living again, and take care of himself and his mother. He is studying hard!
Stories like Marikannan's would not be possible if it weren't for you. Your gifts are showing those with disabilities that they are loved and important. Thank you!
Thank you for helping students with disabiliites receive valuable computer training. 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.
Because of your generous gift, you are helping people like Anna have hope for a brighter future.
Anna completely lost sensation below her hip. She had constant leg pain but the surgery went bad. She was paralyzed and could never walk again. Her parents started to resent her. Caring for a spinal cord injured person was too exhausting for them. Anna struggled with suicidal thoughts and even attempted to take her life three times.
But someone introduced Anna to a place to seek counseling and she also found out about our computer training center. Anna was so happy and excited to take computer classes and build on her skills. She passed her typing and computer exam and looks forward to a successful future in the IT field. Anna's goal is to start her own computer center one day!
Thank you for transforming lives in India and helping people with disabilities!
P.S. This Mother's Day you can make a difference for a student with disabilities. You can provide valuable computer training that will equip women like Anna for better careers in the technology field.
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.
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,
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