Walking an extra Mile
Radha Devi is a mother of two and wife of an Alcoholic. She belongs to a small village Majhigaya, District Rohtas, Bihar. When she was young, she remembers she had to go miles into the forest or by the riverside to defecate. Now that she is a mother of two, things are much better; now, every house has a toilet.
Life had been hard on her, having lost her father and her brother early in life, and she was married off, like thousands of young girls do, to avoid poverty and with a hope for a better life. She soon became a victim of domestic violence. She stepped out of her village in search of work. Radha Devi worked as a maid in many houses and as an agriculture worker as well. With the help of some relatives, she came to Gurgaon searching for work; however, the City gave her no peace. One of the Literacy India Team members found her in need and support of work, skill and livelihood. At Village Bajghera, under Indha, she started getting training and a stipend to learn and earn through Block Printing Unit. In no time, she gave all her best into it. The quality of her life changed for good. She remembers her mother, though, who could sing a lullaby but didn’t have any skill, and Radha feels in a better place than her mother was. Literacy India is her home now, where she feels secured and peaceful, like many women artisans who have been deprived of many things in life working like her in the Campus. Becoming Indha Artisan has empowered her and gave her hope that she can change her life for the better with help and support. Radha is currently acing her Multi coloured block designs.
Future Digital Marketer
Corona Virus Pandemic has impacted all walks of life. Urvashi’s family is one of them. Her father lost his job during the lockdown and remains till now.
Her brother, married and working in a private company in Gurgaon, also left the family as he could not bear the family’s financial burden. Currently, the family is going through a financial crisis and urgently need help.
Urvashi is a native of Haryana and but settled in Bijwasan, New Delhi, last 10 years. Urvashi is 3rd daughter of her family. She was studying in the Government Girls School and passed her 10+2 with 88% marks this year. She learnt Computer Basic Program last year from Literacy India Bijwasan centre. She also successfully completed the Digital Marketing Program under the Future Skill Youth Program. She is excellent in communication and aspires to be a Digital Marketing Professional in future. Currently, she is helping Literacy India centres with Data entry work which allows her to practice. She is also looking to get herself acquainted with the latest e-Commerce website marketing strategies and is interested in learning Web designing, which will help her in her future endeavours. She is racing against time to know everything, which allows her to get a job to fund her education and support the family to meet financial needs.
Literacy India is currently helping to prepare her for employability skills through various volunteering activities of the organisation. Literacy India soon going to make her an intern.
Our Milestones in a Song
Our Silver Year Celeberation with Late Indian President Dr.Kalam and Euphoria Fame Singer Palash Sen.