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
Rajeev
Rajeev

Dear Friend,

     Rajeev was infected by polio during childhood and both his legs were affected, polio is a degenerative disease so he continues to lose capacity in his arms, but mostly a weakness now, he still has the ability to operate a computer.

     Before coming to our training center Rajeev had graduated from Business College but his lack of computers meant it was impossible to get work.  He quickly picked up computer skills and realized that with additional training he would be able to excel in business.

    He began advanced training alongside Daniel and helped with extra projects that built his coding skills.

     Rajeev now has a job at the local University in the business office and has twice been recognized for his contribution to the institutions success.  Because people like you care the training has changed Rajeev’s life!

     Your gift is helping young people with disabilities gain hope and self-confidence through computer training. A few months ago I was able to see the previous class graduate. Your gifts enable them to go through training and receive a quality education in computers.  Now they are working and growing in confidence.

      Many of the students come from poor families and because of their disability, they are oppressed and marginalized. The stigma is they can't do anything or pursue a career.

     Thank you for changing lives and helping people like Rajeev. Your gifts bring the change that transform lives. Without you, Rajeev, and others like him, would suffer needlessly.

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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Dear Friend,

You are making the difference in the lives of people that would otherwise suffer in silence, unable to provide for themselves. Your gifts to Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training are having significant impact.

Many of the students come from poor families and because of their disability, they are oppressed and marginalized. The stigma is they can't do anything or pursue a career.

Dipti’s father owns a chai stall.  When Dipti was born he was very happy, he had two sons but was now delighted to have a daughter.  Even as an infant she was happy and joyful.  At a young age she contracted polio and it affected both of her legs.  Her father’s love allowed her to progress through school and the fact that she was not able to run and play with other children meant she was free to excel in her studies. 

However, her disability meant she was unable to access the computer lab at college and after she graduated she was unable to get a job due to this insufficiency in her skills.  She was stuck at home, no hope for a career was within her grasp.

She discovered our computer training course through a newspaper ad and quickly enrolled.  She has graduated and is now working for an international medical device firm processing all their invoices for south India. 

Through her earning she has been able to help remodel her family’s house and her father’s chai stall is now a restaurant. 

Her training has not only changed her life but changed the lives of her whole family.  Her bubbly spirit and brilliant mind transform the lives of others.  Through your generosity she has become a role model for others that they too can succeed when the difficulties of life seem to be more than they can endure.

Thank you for changing lives and helping people like Dipti. Your involvement is critical.

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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Punitha
Punitha

Dear Friend,

     Punitha was infected by polio during childhood and both her legs are affected, she is not able to stand or walk. Before coming to our training center she had almost no mobility. While enrolled she learned to use a wheelchair and a hand-operated tricycle. After graduating from our computer course, she began working for a small business but soon discovered that they were unwilling to accommodate her disability and made life miserable for her. She was very disappointed. Part of our placement process is follow up with individuals and we realized that this business was not a good fit. We were able to secure another opportunity for her where she soon thrived. She has purchased a modified scooter with her earnings and is using it to commute to work.

     She conveys her special thanks to India Partners and all those who helped her. She says, “I never dreamed that I would be able to get a job in the IT field and then to be able to commute to work on my own.” Your gifts have changed Punitha’s life!

     Your gift is helping young people with disabilities gain hope and self-confidence through computer training. In the past few months, 54 people have been served through this project. Your gift enables them to go to school and receive a quality education in computers.

     Many of the students come from poor families and because of their disability, they are oppressed and marginalized. The stigma is they can't do anything or pursue a career.

     However, your gift makes it possible for them to succeed. Computer training gives people with disabilities the necessary skills to apply for quality jobs in the workforce. After course completion, the students take a Government Exam and graduate with a "Certificate in Computer Application." This is very valuable certificate when looking for jobs in India, and often helps get placement in government positions.

     Thank you for changing lives and helping people like Punitha. Your gifts bring the change that transform lives. Without you, Punitha, and others like her, would suffer needlessly.

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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Ruhi at the workstation
Ruhi at the workstation

         Your gift is helping young people with disabilities gain hope and self-confidence through computer training. In the past few months, 54 people have been served through this project. Your gift enables them to go to school and receive a quality education in computers.  Truly you are Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training.

         Many of the students come from poor families and because of their disability, they are oppressed and marginalized. The stigma is they can't do anything or pursue a career.

          When Ruhi was a little girl she contracted polio. Her condition was not terrible but it meant that she would walk with a limp, but the limp labeled her as disabled.  As she got older she continued to lose motor skills as her muscles grew weaker, she now uses a cane and sometimes crutches.

           When she reached college they would not allow her to take the engineering courses she wanted, she was placed in a Commerce Course (Business Administration), but even then she was not allowed to take the computer classes for one reason or the other. (note: Higher education in India is very competitive and excluding people with disabilities is common.)  They allowed her to graduate but without computer training she could not get a job; neither with a company or with the government.

            Ruhi read an ad for our Computer Training Course and with her education was naturally accepted.  She grasped the concepts and quickly picked up all the requirements of the course.  Soon after graduation she was placed in a government job, with a good salary.  Our placement services helped her and her employer to adjust to her new position so that they were both able to accommodate her special needs within the work environment.

            Ruhi still visits our center from time to time and never misses any special events as she has developed strong relationships with students and her instructors. 

            Our success is measured in changed lives.  Ruhi is one example of how together we can release the potential of people who are otherwise marginalized. Thank you for Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training. Your gifts bring the change that transform lives.  Without you, Ruhi and others like her would suffer needlessly.


Sincerely,

John
India Partners

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         Your gift is helping young people with disabilities gain hope and self-confidence through computer training. In the past few months, 54 people have been served through this project. Your gift enables them to go to school and receive a quality education in computers. 

          Many of the students come from poor families and because of their disability, they are oppressed and marginalized. The stigma is they can't do anything or pursue a career.

          However, your gift makes it possible for them to succeed. Computer training gives people with disabilities the necessary skills to apply for quality jobs in the workforce. After course completion, the students take a Government Exam and graduate with a "Certificate in Computer Application." This is such a valuable certificate when looking for jobs in India.

          Allow me to tell you about Priscilla:

                   Priscilla came to the India Partners Computer training with much apprehension.  She had suffered from         years of disappointment and was least interested in having unmet expectations.  A bright young lady she had been       denied a seat in college for computers but was able to get trained in business.  The college however was not able to     accommodate her disability in the computer lab so she graduated without any skills or qualification in computers.           Which meant her degree did not provide her the skills necessary to get a job.  She was tired and frustrated and spent     her life at home sitting in front of the television.  Her future was without hope.

                   After she started India Partners’ one-year course, recognized by the state government, she begin to show     signs of her intellect and capacity to excel.  Encouraged by her instructors to accept nothing short of excellence she     put in extra hours and graduated first in her batch. 

                   She has been accepted to a position with a multi-national corporation working in their back office in the           finance division.  Earning a good salary while living at home she has started her own internet café and coaching             centre where she can leverage her business sense and computer skills to maximize her income.

                   During our interview I asked what the most important thig was that she learned.  Her response, “self-             confidence, before joining I thought of myself as a failure.  While at the India Partners Computer Training I                     discovered that my legs might not work but my mind is as sharp as anyone’s and surely I can succeed if I am self-       motivated and do not sell myself short.”

           Thank you for changing lives and helping people like Priscilla. You gifts bring the change that transform lives.  Without you Priscilla and others like her would suffer needlessly.


Sincerely,

John Sparks

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