Varkey was a regular youth of 25 years, who was working in the fields, in his village in Jadkal, Udupi dist, as a daily wage labour. He had no hopes of doing anything beyond his work, being one of the 3 children born to his parents who also worked as daily labourers to eek out a living. It was a hand to mouth situation at home. One fine day Varkey happened to meet Sri.Ananthaswamy, a social worker from Shimoga, through a friend, and came to know about Unnati. The fact that Unnati offered vocational courses totally free and also gave 100% placement, drew Varkey to the doorsteps of UNNATI.
Varkey enrolled under the 23rd batch(August 2010) of students’ at UNNATI with Industrial Painting as his selected vocation. UNNATI opened the doors to a whole new world for him, to which he had been totally oblivious all along. It was a new begining and brought new hope into his life. The training in life skills, spoken English, computers etc gave him the confidence that he had never known before. He took in every bit taught to him at UNNATI, with utmost sincerity and made it a habit to ingrain it into his life on a day to day basis. Armed with this attitude, he completed the training and was placed with Akznobel and within 3 months, has been promoted and is presently earning a salary of Rs.10000 a month. He attributes everything to the love, care and training he received at UNNATI, which he put to use and the results are there for all to see. His family is extremely happy and Varkey’s happiness knows no bounds.