1. Pradeesh M, son of an auto driver is at the doors of a bright career
Introduction: Pradeesh is studying in the final year of Diploma at SET Polytechnic College in Kaggadasapura, Bangalore. His parents are Mr.Murali a auto driver on daily wages and mother Mrs. Manjula a housewife . He has one brother studying in 8th Standard.
Problem: As his father runs rented auto on daily basis i.e. he has to earn and give Rs.500/- per day to the owner and he is the only bread winner of the family. Due to poverty, he could not enrol his son for a college but got admitted in diploma course. Pradeesh being merit student took it as a challenge to complete diploma and started supporting his family by joining some job.
Intervention: During the village visit of Chilume staff, the local anganawadi teacher referred him and we visited his house for survey and enquired his studies. Due to poverty, they were unable to enrol him to college after he completed his second year. His father shared that his income was very meager and he was unable to pay final year’s fee. Pradeesh was determined to complete and insisted his parents to pay fee. Therefore parents borrowed loan from local money lender for higher rate of interest and were struggling to maintain family and repayment of debt.
Outcome: As Pradeesh was merit student and most confident intelligent boy, we decided to help him for his college studies. He used to attend all the training programs conducted by Chilume and he feels that he has improved a lot in soft skills and life skills such as communication, self-confidence, managing capacity. Parents are so grateful to Chilume for helping his son to complete final year diploma and make him earn very soon. Parent’s tension of paying loan is freed as we supported his college fee.
Family Feedback: "If we would have not met Chilume, our son’s future would have been in darkness, thank you Chilume!!!"
These words inspire us to do more.