Rubi knew a woman from her village who worked for Plan India. During my training, I also learned to manage my time and money. Their thoughts, ideologies and knowledge stays with a student all through their life. They have many plans for their future and even more determination to see them through.
Neela was a playful and intelligent young girl with countless dreams and aspirations. Now, I feel good about being a girl. They play a huge role in planning and implementing programmes apart from regular monitoring.
She woke up at the break of dawn, went to bed at two in the morning and was never allowed to step out of the house. This is something I not only share with other women, but teach my daughter too", says a proud Mahima.
Her ambitions about the future were never so assured in the past though. So when I got a leaflet about the Saksham programme offering free training for retail jobs, I was really excited.
Until recently, she spent every day in search of work anywhere she could find it - in fragmented workplaces with countless, exploitative and loutish employers - to earn a mere INR Project Samanta has taught me to take a stand for what I believe in and that it is possible to make a difference.
Suffering from constant hunger, I thought it was the best option for me. For him, discussing wage disparity was a waste of time.
During the dry season, life was coarse, leading her to drop out of school, the one aspect of life that was still exciting. Still, all was not lost; she had some support in the form of her mother, a home maker, who had gently nudged her father into letting her stay in school this long.
The disparity in wage bothered her deeply. They now live in a resettlement colony in New Delhi where they can see their children grow up in a safe environment. Her routine now features orienting women on their rights, motivating and mobilising them to come together, and negotiating with their employers.Rupam’s grit and determination is an inspiration.
Rupam is an year-old member of Plan India’s Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) who has played a significant role in creating awareness on disaster preparedness during floods in his village in Bihar.Download