Aditya, Computer Operator in Sun ITES Consulting Private Ltd., Bengaluru
I feel so confident and self-assured now. Thank you CHI-BU Team for your great support!” says Aditya
“I live in Indiranagar in the city of Bangalore. I have been disabled since birth. My family consists of my father Simha (49), my mother Parimala (45), and my younger brother who is studying for a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. My father works in Bharat Earth Movers Limited,” shares 23-year-old Aditya.
“I have multiple disabilities. I am hearing impaired and have the stature of a dwarf. But I can manage to walk. My disabilities have not stopped me from achieving! I continued studying,” reveals Aditya. “I completed my high school from Hamsa Dwani College. I got a Diploma from JSS-PPH institutions in Mysore,” he adds with pride. JSS is running a polytechnic for the differently abled since 1991. It offers professional courses (computer science, engineering) for the Differently Abled.
Aditya says, “I was searching for a job when I came to know about Cheshire Homes India, Bangalore (CHI-BU) through my JSS PPH College. I visited CHI-BU with the hope that they would help me get employment suited to my qualifications and abilities. The Cheshire Team helped me to analyze my skills. They suggested that I undergo training in IT (Information Technology). I underwent 3 months training in courses like Aptitude development, and software like Advanced Excel and Tally.”
Cheshire was organizing a special recruitment drive for a firm called Sun ITES Consulting Private Ltd. I successfully cleared their typing test and then their personal interview. “The training at CHI-BU stood me in good stead and I was able to perform well at the interview,” says Aditya gratefully.
“Eventually I was selected at this firm for the post of Computer Operator on a salary of Rs.8000/- per month. I am happy that CHI-BU was able to connect me to a company needing a person with my abilities and experience. I feel so confident and self-assured now. Thank you CHI-BU Team for your great support!” says a joyful Aditya.
The Livelihood Resource Centre (LRC) at CHI-BU is one among the many LRCs which is providing a platform for raising awareness among the disabled. They train and prepare the people with disabilities for employment giving them their much needed economic independence. LRCs are the product of the ‘Access to Livelihood’ project started by Leonard Cheshire Disability with the support of Accenture Foundation. LRCs support the people with disabilities to get a firm foothold into mainstream companies and gain their equitable and rightful place in society.