Afsana, is a 19 year old girl from the Gopalganj Mohalla, Mauranipur district, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. Like all other girls of her age, Afsana cherishes many dreams and aspirations in her eyes for a bright and successful future for herself and her family.
Including her, there are nine members in her family. There were only two earning members in the family. Her father is a shopkeeper and income generation very low to feed a family of nine. Afsana was sensitive towards the responsibility within her which is unique for a girl of her age.
After learning about Don Bosco Tech, Mauranipur centre from her friend, Afsana showed her extreme concern for her family problems and her troubled career opportunities in the counselling session. She wanted a job to support her family. She was really surprised to learn about the work that Don Bosco Tech provides to youth like her. She was absolutely determined that she had to avail this opportunity for training and placement support from Don Bosco Tech.
Through support and guidance from the trainer, Afsana chose the Nursing Assistant domain for training. Staff from Don Bosco Tech, Mauranipur realized that her confidence and determination were best suited for this sector. In classroom she was hard working, diligent and became a monitor of her domain. She has the leadership quality in her with confidence building in her. She adds, “Nothing is impossible if you want to do it”.
Considering the fact that Afsana belongs to a place with high levels of illiteracy and insurgency, she was absolutely determined to work hard and find employment. Afsana has now successfully completed her training. She was one of the most confident and determined learners amongst her batch. She was and is extremely focused, dedicated and sincere towards her work and displayed a very positive attitude towards learning.
Even during the placement interviews, Afsana was the first girl ready to appear for outstation interviews. Today Afsana is working as a “Receptionist” at Rock land Hospital, one of the very Popular Hospital in Gurgaon, earning Rs. 9000/- (supported with extra 1800 allowance) and working with an absolute enthusiasm. Her parents are happy and proud of her achievement towards a stable life.
Needless to say, Afsana is a role model for all girls. She has defied all evident odds to actualize her dreams. Even though from a poor conservative family, Afsana has demonstrated the confidence to relocate to Gurgaon, a new place, for her job.
Afsana comprehends,“Where there is a will there is a way.”
The Don Bosco Network in India comprises of 11 Planning and Development Organisations (PDOs), each dedicated to the development of the Salesian provinces they serve. The Don Bosco network is spread across 29 states and 354 NGOs, reaching more than 10 lakh people.
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