This is the story of Mrs.Rani Venkatesh, a student of 17th batch. After passing her SSLC ,she got married and was whiling away her time. She got married to a machine operator and is the mother of two kids. She felt that she should do something which would be useful to her family. Rani had heard about Unnati from another NGO and her husband Mr.Venkatesh encouraged her to join Unnati. During the interviews they promised us that they would make all the adjustments and not compromise on the discipline expected to be part of Unnati. Based on this assurance, she was given admission and they kept their word throughout the training period.
Rani joined Unnati’s 17th batch in December 2008 under the ‘Guest Care’ vocation .As a student, she was always very enthusiastic and interactive. Mrs.Padmini Parthasarathy, a volunteer at Unnati opines about Rani saying she had a deep sense of involvement in the welfare of others and was always spontaneous in coming forward and taking charge in any situation.
According to Padmini ,one instance which goes to show Rani’s spontaneity and timely action was when a fellow boy student felt very uneasy with some pain in the chest region. When most of the students in the class panicked, Rani had the presence of mind and gave the boy some water and prepared to send him to the nearby hospital in an auto. She immediately put in some money from her side and requested other students to pitch in for the balance, towards the auto fare. What was most touching was the refusal of the students and Rani in particular, to accept a reimbursement of money from Unnati.
Rani joined Carewell Facility Private Limited as a supervisor. She is in charge of keeping the office premises consisting of 13 floors, spic and span. Even though she joined at a salary of Rs 4000 per month, her work was so impressive and excellent, that she got a jump of about *60 %* in her remuneration within a year.
Rani owes her success to Unnati where she picked up spoken English, better communication skills which helped her immensely to gain the much required self confidence to progress well in life.She loved and cherishes the family like atmosphere at Unnati, which gave her a sense of security and well being and brought out the best in her.
Her dream is to start and run a facility like Carewell, herself, where she can not only train underprivileged students, but also employ them gainfully and offer this service to various organizations including corporates.
We at Unnati wish her all the best. She is sure to be a RANI one day.