My name is Poonam and I am 37 Years old. Earlier I was living in a small village in another state i.e. Bihar. Twelve years ago, I got married and came to Delhi and living in Pappankalan community with my family. I am orthopedically handicapped since my childhood having problem in my right lower limb. In 2013, I met a staff member of ASRA and came to know about its services. After permission of my Husband I got admission in ASRA for Tailoring Course. One of the staff members of ASRA, Ms. Rizwana told me about Government facilities and how ASRA is helping people to avail all the services. She told me the relevant documents for all these services and I submitted my documents to her and then able to receive all government benefits. Due to my disability, I was facing problem to come to the ASRA tailoring centre but ASRA staff motivated me and my family. My family supported me to do the course. ASRA arranged a tricycle for me which helped me a lot and a very big support for me given by ASRA. My mobility became easier. After completing course, I started supporting my family financially. In 2015, I completed my Vocational Training course and also got a Certificate for this. With the help of my vocational skill, I am able to earn money and support my family. ASRA is taking great steps towards the rehabilitation of people like me and making them independent. So big thanks to ASRA and its Team Members for making my Life easier and meaningful.
I, Ayesha Parveen. I am 19 year old and live in Pappan Kalan slum community. When I took admission in graduation from Distance Learning. I thought that I have to study additional course also as a professional qualifications. I joined computer course from an Institute. One day my neighbour aunt told me about stitching training Centre namely ASRA. Then I went to that ASRA Tailoring Centre and the teacher briefed my about activities of ASRA and Tailoring Course. To utilize my time I took admission in Tailoring course at ASRA. Mrs. Sunita Mam teaches us stitching very well. Her way of teaching is very good. She always try to teach us in innovative and creating way to all students. Because of her teaching style, all students are interested to learn stitching from Mam. I completed my 6 months Diploma course in stitching. After completion of my course, I stitched many clothes for my family, friends, relatives and neighbours. They all appreciate my stitching style and for this, all the credit goes to my ASRA teacher Mrs. Sunita Mam. Now I never goes to tailor for my clothes stitching, because I can do it by myself, simultaneously I am doing graduation from Delhi University. My heartfelt thanks ASRA for helping and supporting me. — Ms. Ayesha Parveen
My name is Dilshad. I lives at Chander Village District Ambedkar Nagar (Akbarpur). I belong to a poor family so that, after completion of class 10th, I didn’t continue my study. Due to poor condition of my family I came to Delhi. I was searching for job so that I can earn. But I was not skilled in any of work that could help me to earn. Then, somebody told me about ASRA (NGO) I visited ASRA and told about myself in detail. I got opportunity to learn get admission in mobile repairing course. Shakti Sir briefed me about the course. I used to go to the class on time and completed 6 month course. It made easier to get opportunity to work in any workshop of mobile Repairing and now I am able to start my business (Mobile Repairing) in my village area. Now I am self-dependent and earning for my family. I am preparing to continue my study also so that it can help me to grow up in future. I also request to those who found themselves helpless, should visit ASRA once. So that they can have path as I got chance to make my dream come true. — Dilshad
My name is Raveena. I am 19 year old and I live in Pappan Kalan community. I belongs to a poor family. I am orthopedically handicapped with my one legs affected with polio. I faced many problems in my life. Initially, I didn’t know about ASRA but one day I got to know about the centre and the course. I met ASRA’s team and computer teacher. I got myself enrolled. Before coming to ASRA, I was totally unaware about the Computer Applications, but now I know a lot. I learned Basic Computer Course & Tally (Financial Application). This has benefitted me a lot. After learn this I feel self-confidence. I also worked as a substitute during the absence of my Teacher. I feel proud in telling others that I completed my course from ASRA and I got a job in a private company as a computer operator at the salary of Rs.9000/-. Now I am self-dependent and earning for my family. It brings happiness to my life & home also. I really a lot thanks ASRA. — Raveena
My Name is Chandrakala. I live in Pappankalan. I have done a Beauty culture course from ASRA. Initially, I didn’t know about ASRA but one day I got to know about the centre and the course. I got myself enrolled. I did the course from July 2016 to January 2017. The training was meticulous. There was a lot to learn every day and I felt happy to learn. I got an A+ grade which increased my happiness and boosted my confidence. Before coming to ASRA, I was totally unaware about the parlour training but now I know a lot. I also got to know that ASRA works for Persons with disabilities. It felt good to know that I was a part of an organization which works for the society. After completing this course, I myself felt satisfied. Now, I have started working and applying my knowledge at home. I am growing more confident day by day. I even want to open my own parlour but my family circumstances are not allowing me. I feel the urge to grow and move ahead to do more in life. Because of ASRA today I am at this level. Family, neighbours and other people who get to know about me, come and get their required work done. They even like my job a lot. I sincerely thank ASRA for all this. —Chandrakala
I am Madhuri, a 22 years old. I live in Nangli Dairy slum community. I am Orthopedically Handicapped Before joining Computer Course at ASRA, I was a shy girl and dependable on others. ASRA’s CBR team & Computer Teacher had visited many times at my home to convince me to join computer course at their center. They explained the benefits for joining computer course to my family but me and my family were reluctant. Finally, through continuous efforts of ASRA’s team, me and my family got convinced. I registered myself for Computer Course at Nangli Dairy Center. I was very hesitant to join and even to enter the class room. With help of teacher and my class fellows, I overcame my hesitation & shyness. During training session, I got good knowledge of Basic course, confidence and a positive aspect of life. I also got a chance to enjoy Educational Trip at Railway Museum during my training. It was first outing of my life. I also worked as a substitute of Nangli Dairy computer centre during the absence of my teacher. After completion of my computer course, I got an opportunity to work in a Private Company as a Computer Operator with starting salary of Rs.5000/- per month. It is my first job. I have also applied as a computer teacher in a Government School. ASRA’s CBR team helped me a lot for having all Government facilities like- Disability Certificate, Railway Concession Certificate, SDM Card, Pension, Tricycle, Wheel Chair etc.
Now, I feel proud that I am a part of ASRA. My life is now become beautiful & worth living. Through ASRA, I got a beautiful and healthy spirit to live in with better career opportunity. I would like to thanks ASRA with the bottom of my heart. ASRA plays a role of a pillar in a house- for my happiness, smile on my face and my life development. Thanks a lot ASRA.
After getting married in 2006, Ms. Deepa shifted to Pappan Kalan community. In her family, she has her husband and a son. During a survey by ASRA, she came to know about all ASRA activities and its vocational courses. Then she took admission in Tailoring course and after successful completion, she got a certificate from ASRA. Being a bright student, she used to be a substitute in the absence of her teacher. Later, because of her confidence in quality in teaching she was hired as a tailoring teacher in one of the ASRA’s Tailoring Centre. As her husband has a very small shop so she had to face some difficulty but ASRA provided her an opportunity to become a helping hand for her husband, and she was able to contribute in house, financially. When she was tailoring teacher, she also took admission in Beauty Culture course and successfully completed her course side by side and got certificate. Then in 2011 she had to resign from her tailoring teacher job due to some medical reasons. But she didn’t loose hope and after the situation became normal, she decided to open her own beauty parlor as she was talented and bright student of ASRA and she was very perfect in her work. At present her parlor is working very well and she is again able to help & support her family. She is very grateful and thankful to ASRA for all the help, support and encouragement she got from ASRA. According to her, whatever she is today is only because of ASRA and ASRA Family. She was having tears of joy and satisfaction when she was narrating her story to one of the ASRA’s Worker.
I was not aware about ASRA and its services. One day ASRA team visited our community namely Nanhe Park and they were doing survey and they informed us about all the vocational courses which are running by ASRA in the community. They motivated me to join ASRA and any of its vocational course so that I can be self independent and I can make my future secure. Next day I enrolled myself in Beauty Culture course and started going to the Beauty Culture centre. After successfully learning the course, now I am capable enough to earn my livelihood. I belong to a poor family and live in a slum, yet I have opened my own parlor and am giving services to my nearby ladies at my parlor. Now I become an earning person in my family and I can fulfill my all needs. Side by side I joined Tailoring course to increase my business as well earning. From the bottom of my heart I would like to give a big thank to ASRA for motivating me and make me able to independent. – Rekha
My name is Rahul Kumar, and 21 year old, I am doing Bachelor of Art from Delhi University. From my childhood I love the technical things and I wanted to make my future in the same. But my father wanted me to be a carpenter. But as my interest was in Mobile Repairing, I searched for various institute from where I can do Mobile Repairing Course but I was not able to afford the course fees. So I told this to my elder brother and he supported me for that. Then he told me about the Mobile Repairing Course running by ASRA. I took admission in the Course as the fee was very nominal and I could afford it easily. I learnt a lot and after successful completion of my Course. I started looking for Job. Then I came to know that there is a vacancy as Mobile Repairing Instructor in one of the ASRA communities namely Bharat Vihar. I applied for the job and after two rounds of interview I got selected. I am very happy and thankful to ASRA as my dream comes true only because of ASRA’s Program. By starting this course in very nominal rate they are making it possible for those who can’t fulfill their dream because of financial condition, as other institutes are charging 10 times more fees than ASRA. After getting Job in ASRA, now I am financially stable and now I am helping hand for my family. For me ASRA is a torch bearer and not only for me but many others like me. ASRA is always there to support the needy one in the best possible way. – Rahul Kumar
My Name is Deepmala. I am 35 years old and I am Orthopedically Handicapped. I earlier lived in Pappankalan Phase- I but now I live in Rama Park near to Pappankalan. I got to know about ASRA through a survey. I got myself enrolled for the Stitching course at Pappankalan Phase I centre. There I got to know that ASRA was also working for People with disabilities (PwDs). ASRA helps PwDs to avail facilities like Disability Certificate, Railway Concession Certificate, Bus Pass, Pension, E- Card, AFO, KFO. Other than Stitching course, it also offers courses like Beauty Culture, Mobile repairing and Computer Course. I felt elated on learning this and now I spread the word around. I have successfully completed the stitching course and got an ‘A’ grade in the exam. This course has benefitted me a lot. Earlier I had to spend a hefty amount to get clothes stitched for me and my family. But now I myself do all the work and stitch clothes. I feel proud about this change in my life. The money that was earlier spent on stitching clothes is now saved for my children. Now people around also got to know about me and they come to get their clothes stitched. From the money I earn, my expenditure is taken care of. ASRA offered such an informative course at a nominal fee. This encourages us to move ahead in life. I sincerely thank ASRA for all the facilities they provided. – Deepmala