Savita,24 years of age, is from Hassan. As a young girl she always wanted to further her education. Her father being a farmer and mother a housewife, it was difficult for them to bring up their 4 children. Savitha’s elder sisters’ were married off after studying till 10th std and 7th std respectively. Her brother became an electrician to meet the household needs and managed to finish his 10th. Knowing her interest in studies, Savitha’s father and brother with their monthly income of Rs.5000 somehow managed to help her complete her B.A. in Kannada medium. Seeing the financial condition and her family’s struggles, Savita had given up on her dreams and stayed at home doing household chores, but destiny had other plans for her.
Savitha’s brother’s friend told them about Unnati and she came in with lots of hope, ready to work hard. One of the teachers’ remembers, when Savita came first to Unnati she was very shy, scared to interact with people, not confident, could speak only kannada, and used to become emotional easily and cry for everything, nevertheless she went through the course in the 25thbatch with grit and determination. Her chosen vocation was Retail Sales. Hardwork paid off and with the help of her teachers’ this shy& simple girl was transformed into a smart & confident girl. She says she learnt honesty, confidence, time management and money management from the Lifeskill classes. She can understand english quite a bit and also speaks in english. Savitha is happy that she learnt about computers and realises that keeping in touch with people is so simple with the internet.She had always dreamt of being employed which has come true.
The next time you go to Garuda Mall, please meet this proud Unnatian, working as a sales executive in Shoppers Stop , earning Rs.7000 + incentives When we ask her what next? Savita says that she wants to continue her studies and become a teacher. She has also referred 2 students to Unnati. Savitha says “Unnati is my God”,I want to save money and help Unnati. We are touched by her feelings. We at Unnati wish this child of ours a great future ahead and may all her dreams come true.