of becoming self-reliant, having a career direction, conversing in English and being respected by
the larger society", says Sonveer, a 19 years old resident of Sanjay Colony slum cluster in Okhla Phase II, Delhi.
Sonveer comes from a family of four sisters and two brothers. His father
is a cutting master in a factory by profession and mother manages a
small grocery in their home. Sonveer has studied till 12th grade, he
wants to pursue a Technical Training from the Industrial Training
Prithak is a familiar name for him as one of his sisters is the
General Secretary and teaches Music to the children. At Prithak, Sonveer
joined the English communication classes and was later referred to
UNNATI-a sister NGO which prepares youth for the job market. Here he
attended the 50 days job guaranteed training program. Now, he has been
placed as a Trainee in
the Sales & Marketing Department of a leading chain of readymades.
“At Unnati, I learned not only marketing skills but also how to groom my
personality, improve my body language, English communication, moral
values and computer skills. Thanks to Prithak
for referring me to Unnati Training center."
According to Sonveer, Prithak is doing a great work for the overall
development of the community. It provides many opportunities like
English Communication, Computer training,
Vocational support, Art, Music, Dance, Theater and coaching support to
school going students.
"I greatly enjoy Prithak’s Annual Event-Odyssey. In which I have been
participating each year since it started. I won first prize in Model
making competition in last year Odyssey 2015".
In Sanjay Colony, we need organizations like Prithak, most families
here are migrants from villages. They hardly have enough to feed
themselves. Programs like the ones run by Prithak
makes children educated, talented and confident and these programs are
offered free of cost. They will help shape a child's future.