Palash Mandal, greduate to a Jute Mill Supervisor now
“I will always recommend LRC (Livelihood Resource Centre), Serampore to other people with disabilities,” says Palash Mondal
“LRC placed me in a job suited to my skills and abilities. Thank you LRC Serampore! I am self dependent today - all because of LRC. I will always remember them for their guidance, quality trainings and placement assistance,” says 32-year old Palash Mondal.
I am from Basanti, a rural area of Sunderban in West Bengal where I live with my mother. I have locomotor disability of the lower left limb. My father left us when I was very young. My mother worked hard as a housemaid to make both ends meet. Later on she put me into Howrah South Point orphanage so that my education could be taken care off. I completed my schooling and went on to graduate in History from Netaji Subhas Open University. After my graduation I took up computer courses in MS office and Tally which could help me get a job. I did not know what to do next. I did not have anybody to guide me.
In May 2015, the Howrah South Point authorities contacted LRC at Serampore. The LRC staff came over to the orphanage, assessed my skills, counseled me, and registered my name for placement services. Although I was interested in taking up a job, I lacked the confidence to face interviews.
They guided and counseled me at several sessions. I underwent their 6-day LRC foundation training in June 2015. The foundation training was really good. I gained in confidence. I knew this training would stand me in good stead during my future interviews.
On 20th June, 2015, the LRC staff arranged my interview with Mohan Jute Mill, Howrah. I waited anxiously for the results. Finally I got selected as a supervisor cum store parts maintainer at the mill. Can you imagine my happiness?
I enjoy working with Mohan Jute Mills. My colleagues are kind, very friendly and supportive. My manager is impressed with my performance. He says I am very hardworking, punctual and regular! I have now opened a bank account and send part of my salary to my mother, who lives in Basanti,
LRCs are the nerve centres of LCD (Leonard Cheshire Disability) where people with disabilities are given opportunities to improve their skills, seek guidance, and prepare for recruitment. This venture is supported by Accenture.