Educate Destitute Girls in Kolkata, India

by Tiljala Society for Human and Educational Development
Educate Destitute Girls in Kolkata, India
Educate Destitute Girls in Kolkata, India
Educate Destitute Girls in Kolkata, India
Educate Destitute Girls in Kolkata, India

Project Report | Oct 7, 2023
A new start for our girls at Tajsats Air Catering

By Shafkat Alam | Joint Secretary, Tiljala SHED

A new begining for our 5 girls whose education was supported by the organisation under the GlobalGiving project. Anam, Rehnuma, Selina, Amena and Mahjabin - All of them were selected to be a trainee in the prestigious Tajsats Air Catering Limited. Tajsats (a TATA Group Initiative) is the biggest air catering services in India and supplies food and beverages to almost all the airlines catering and also to the major food chains of Kolkata city. One girl photo is missing in the given picture. 

These girls are from the slum community and rarely do they get an opportunity to work in top class corporate sector. This opportunity is the new buzz in the community and many of our students who have completed their education wanted to join the Tajsats but due to limitation of seats currently, they have taken only 5 students. 

Without education, the company would not have taken the girls as a trainee but with the support of the generous donors these girls completed Class XII and some completed Graduation making the way to open new avenues in their life. One such opportunity and their dream to become a chef came closer when they were informed that they are selected as a Trainee in Tajsats. Many of them intiially did not understood or heard about Tajsats but on their first day they were simply amazed to see the size of the kitchen and the number of people employed. The people at the facilty work day and night as airlines industry never sleeps and the demand is always high. The girls dressed up as a Chef and started their training under the guidance of industries top class Chef. During the training they will get a stipend of Rs.6000 per month and the training will continue for 6 months. After the training is complete, a few of them will be employed in the facility as per their performance and efficiency. Rest can go and search for jobs as they are now a Tajsats Trainee certificate holder which has a high regard in the hospitality industry. 

Education has the power to change anybody's life. Those who donated for the education of these girls and many more like them have actually created a big difference in the society. Education can transform lives. These girls are the first generation learners and the first female in their families to go and start working which makes it a unique inspiring story. 

They are the first in their community to break the stereotype and will be the torch beaerer for their community. They have opened the doors for other girls. A door of opportunities where girls can also lead a dignified life and will get equal chance in employment. 

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Organization Information

Tiljala Society for Human and Educational Development

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal - India
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Twitter: @Tiljala_NGO
Project Leader:
Jane Manson
Kolkata , India
$77,192 raised of $100,000 goal
996 donations
$22,808 to go
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