The financial support of OXIGEN helped Malar to start four tailoring units and one village development centre in four blocks ie, Melpuram, Thriuvthar, Thuckalay and Munchirai and one village development centre at Thirunanthikarai in Thriuvathar block.Below are the few success stories from Malar Centers
M. Ajithra was a tailoring student of Thuckalay centre and she had joined 18-06-2018. She completed her course 02-01-2019. She belongs from a very poor family and her father is an agricultural labourer. His earning is not enough to meet the expenses of the family. After completing her schooling, she thought of learning tailoring to earn her livelihood and support her father. She got to know about the tailoring unit of OXIGEN at MALAR. She join the course, being passionate to stitch, she learned to stitch variety of dresses like blouse, churidhar, frock, skirts, embroidery etc. Now she earns not less than Rs12, 000/- per month. She is very happy and so are her family members. She would like to thank OXIGEN and MALAR for giving her an opportunity to learn and earn for her and for her family
Shalini lives in puthenchandai and is a MALAR member from Naragathankuzhi. She is restricted by her husband to move from her house to any other place except to MALAR centre. After hearing about the tailoring centre at Thiruvathar Block, she had requested her husband to allow her to learn tailoring and got his permission with great difficulty. She learned tailoring with lot of enthusiasm and was able to quickly learn the various methods of stitching. She is currently earning Rs.300/- to 500/- on a daily basis. This helped her to lead a life without getting loan for each and everything. She has converted her home as her workplace. She is ever thankful to OXIGEN and MALAR for giving her an opportunity to get her trained in tailoring which she feel has improved her overall life status.
Sheeba lives in Antokodu and is the member of Antokodu MALAR group 1. She was not working and did not have any skills. She came to know about MALAR Melpuram Block running tailoring classes and she decided to join the class. She always wanted to stitch clothes but didn’t have a skill. Soon after learning cutting& stitching skill. She successfully stitches Churidhar, blouse and various other dresses. She is able to take care of her household activities and is also able to do the stitching in her free time. This skill has helped to earn Rs.300/- per day. She is very thankful to MALAR and OXIGEN to help her learn and equip her to earn small amount which is useful to take care of her house hold expenses.
Nazeem lives in Paloor. She got to know about the tailoring classes conducted by MALAR Killiyoor Block and decided to join and learn. After completing her tailoring course, she became confident to start a business with the skills she has obtained. Instead of just doing stitching, she started procuring raw material from Thirupur, Madurai and started stitching skirts and other dress materials. She started selling them to small shops and is now living with that earning. Her income has substantially increased. Having completed only 7th standard she has now got a new skill and has also become an entrepreneur in making. She is very thankful to MALAR and OXIGEN to bring out her skills to the forefront. Not only that she has now been able to add more people who have learned from this centre to help her expand her business of tailoring and selling the finished product.
Ani is from Chenguritti and is a mother of two children. She joined the tailoring course on 7.3.16 and completed the course. She has now started a full fledged readymade shop along with tailoring. She is able to make best use of her skill which she had attained learning in MALAR Muchirai block at Chenguritti. She is earning considerably and her social status has improved. She is also able to get her children study in a good school thanks to the skill she obtained which has brought in good amount of money.
Anita learned basic computer from Village development centre at Thirunandikarai for a year. She did not have any knowledge in English. She learned operating computer and in that process got to learn English as well. She is well equipped now to handle smart phones and laptops. This helped her to face her problems easily. She has become confident and is helping people to pay bills using online portals. She has also mastered in operating various social media sites. She is thankful to OXIGEN and MALAR for equipping her with computer knowledge and making her feel confident to face the world.
"Rakesh lives in Rajnota where youth almost lost their identity due to bad company and lot of liquor consumption in early age Here Rakesh is trying to find new ways to live."
Rakesh lives in Rajnota where youth almost lost their identity due to bad company and lot of liquor consumption in early age Here Rakesh is trying to find new ways to live. Oxigen has many success stories its strong association with the local communities is villages and slums in an around its area of work. But one of the best story is that of our student Rakesh. He comes in to contact with Oxigen few months of GYRA academy launch. His father is poor farmer and addicted of liquor and mother is house wife. His intelligence, interest towards learning and a strong desire to make name for himself in the society. He got noticed by GYRA which provide necessary support and guidance for his enrolment in formal school, gave remedial tuition etc. to help him finish his schooling. His enthusiasm for learning computers won him free computer training and NIIT foundation certificate. He excelled as one of the best student in basic course. Even though he got few good opportunities to work with and he choose to teach and some opportunity provided by Oxigen to help out his peer from local community to benefit from various training courses offered by Oxigen and Sahyog foundation CSR. Today he is pursuing his graduation degree through open schooling to achieve his goals and dreams. He is role model to his community. He always helps our CSR while any project is going through his village like eye camps, educational counseling’s, and sanitarian projects. Oxigen will be continuous to be his support all his goals.
"Priyanka story embodies hope, courage and hard work. She lost her father at an early age. she has 2younger sisters and one brother .Her mother manage to fulfill their basic requirements by working in fields that belongs to their paternal family."
Priyanka story embodies hope, courage and hard work. She lost her father at an early age. she has 2younger sisters and one brother .Her mother manage to fulfill their basic requirements by working in fields that belongs to their paternal family. She was working hard and wanted to be a helping hand to her family. She joined Gyra academy and worked hard in learning first the computer course and them cutting and tailoring course and got a job as a computer cum English teacher for primary session in the nearby school. Her hard work and passion to do something for her family forced OXIGEN to set up cutting and tailoring session at her place. She is very calm and very good in nature. She was very curious about English language and computers. When she joined our academy she told her intentions what actually she wants to acquire. In her village people have lot of restrictions especially for girls. But above all Priyanka is working with a school and she also give tuitions and works for Oxigen cutting and tailoring center.
"Meet Mr. Pradeep a young bright youth with dreams soaring abound. He stays in a one room rented house in Behror with a family of 8."
Meet Mr. Pradeep a young bright youth with dreams soaring abound. He stays in a one room rented house in Behror with a family of 8. His fathers’ works on daily wages, just able to ends meet .His mother is a homemaker. When we opened our computer center in Bansur School, he was introduced to us by the school Principal and their he showed his keenness to Join our GYRA academy and enroll for Job skill development program so that he gets a good job . Since the academy was 30 kms from that place we cleared that will be able to travel daily .finally he joined the academy and did computer course, spoken English and JSDC through GYRA academy. During this course of time Magic bus became operational in Alwar and he was identified as the bright cheerful youth enthusiastic to change things around him. He was positive to connect the program, to which he was contentedly agreed and soon they found a new community youth leader in him. After a short phase of Excellence in conducting the sports for development activities Pradeep enthusiasm and energy dropped. The condition worsened with time .Pradeep was pursing B.A final year during this phase and had a lot of parental pressure to find a job. Oxigen help him in updating his knowledge and finally he got opportunity to serve income tax department and receive handsome salary.He is also taking tuitions classes for children around his community late evenings.
"Raju a resident of Rajnota village, and B.A under graduate Joined GYRA academy in July 2012."
Raju a resident of Rajnota village, and B.A under graduate Joined GYRA academy in July 2012. After successfully completing the course, he joined NIIT foundation –Basic IT course. Currently he is trainer at star academy, Jaipur. Shining in his new avatar and his impressively confident while imparting courses to its batches. Raju from an underprivileged family was hand to mouth and many a days slept hungry. Today he handles his household chores and the role of a computer trainer with quite efficiently. A bright learner with the great assessment record is now a dedicated teacher much sought after by his students. He has been given the most responsible job of maintaining the data base of his institute Benefitures. The responsibility of handling the entire new technology introduction at his institute is easily adopted. Raju and the youth want to learn data base programming. Raju is now very proudly looking after his family and happy to say that now my family does not need to sleep hungry at all.
"One another name trying to make her identity in this conservative society of Rajnota."
One another name trying to make her identity in this conservative society of Rajnota. Anju lost her father in the early teenage and she left with whole family’s responsibility. When she was in our academy every student was inspired by her. She was very good in studies and as well as in giving speech. At that time she was passing by her hard days of life. Now she is teaching in a school and giving tuitions at home. Stitching cloths of people and trying to make her identity in the society and she is one of the good example of living in opposite situations.
"Laxman singh also belongs with a poor family has many member at home. Before joining our academy he was already working with a school as teacher. "
Laxman singh also belongs with a poor family has many member at home. Before joining our academy he was already working with a school as teacher. But he was not satisfied with current situation of work as he was working much but his salary was less. So he decided to join our academy and he learnt computers and English language. And joined another school with new resume with certificate and he got good opportunity and handsome salary as well as he worked for us as teacher. After about one year he got another opportunity to work with a big firm situated in Bawal (Haryana) and joined that company.
"Jyoti lives in a typical village named Rajnota. Rajnota is one of the famous village situated under Kotputli Tehsil, District Jaipur, Rajasthan. "
Jyoti lives in a typical village named Rajnota. Rajnota is one of the famous village situated under Kotputli Tehsil, District Jaipur, Rajasthan. She was very good in studies as well as in debate and she always wanted to work in the field of education. She opted to teach now she is working with a School in Rajnota. And earning for herself and for her family. She is only working candidate in her family. Her father is retired from army and has no such income like to live well. Jyoti Shekhawat, residing in Zail Singh ki Dhani, Kotputli village is a final year graduation student. She also teaches sewing and tailoring at Oxigen’s Vocational Training Center from past 10 months. Jyoti was in first few members who signed up for SoCCs program and undertook the responsibility of being the verifier of her vicinity. She has been able to enroll 14 girls out of a batch of 17 girls from her institute for the program. Her students have opted for ‘each one teach one’, ‘tree plantation’ and ‘conducting surveys to collect demographic data’. She has been performing the roles and responsibilities of a SoCCs verifier by utmost diligence and sincerity. She organizes fortnightly meetings with the enrollees, addresses their concerns and questions, verifies work done by them and updates their SoCCs passbooks on a regular basis. Her constant efforts and motivation has resulted in 2 successful rounds of SoCCs redemption. Many more people from her village have shown keen interest in enrolling for the program.
"Dolma, a 21 Year old girl belongs to Leh.Disability- low Vision-90% Vision loss. As a child Dolma and her two sisters suffered from……"
Dolma, a 21 Year old girl belongs to Leh. Disability- low Vision-90% Vision loss. As a child Dolma and her two sisters suffered from…… However, despite the grave situation, their father and uncle put in their best to give to the children a good education. This was unlike other families in their neighborhood who shied away from bringing their children with disabilities out of the house. With the help and support of her uncle, Dolma and her sisters could come out to Delhi to complete their education. After her schooling from Sarvodhya girls school she did her graduation non collegiate from Miranda House College. Looking for the job opportunity, she joined the NAB Centre for Blind Women & Disability Studies as and enrolled herself for computer course; while she was pursing the course Oxigen launched its web training program for low visions (Oxigen, a company involved in recharging mobiles and DTH to work on recharging of mobile phones etc). She showed her keenness to learn the business and was the first in the group to grasp it and work effectively. Analyzing her grasping power and performance, she was appointed as an assistant researcher in the research & employment unit. Here she had an opportunity to work on researches in both the private and the government sector. Gradually she grew on to assist in procuring employment for women with vision impairment in the corporate. Along with the assignment she works on the trained web business by Oxigen, recharging mobiles and DTH etc.earing a handsome amount. In November 2014, Dolma cleared her Bank P.O examination and secured a job in the Indian Overseas Bank as a Single Window Operator at one of their branches in West Delhi. She now wants to reach out to other children and people with disabilities in her area so that they too can avail of the same opportunities as she could.