Lakshmana, a process executive in Infosys today
It was the best day of my life! I feel so confident and happy now. Thank you CHI-BU!, says Lakshmana
26-year-old Lakshmana is from the village of Vaddarakoppalu in Mandya district. Lakshmana shares, “I live with my family consisting of my aged father (60) and my mother (40), and an elder brother who works as an agriculturalist. I was 8 months old when I was stricken with polio. Polio paralyzed my right leg and right hand. I can manage to walk but my disability did not put me off. I worked hard at my studies. I completed my high school from the government school in Shivapura. I graduated in BBM (Business Management) from Mandavya First Grade College, Mysore University.”
Lakshmana says, “While browsing on the Internet one day I learnt about CHI-BU (Cheshire Home India, Bengaluru) through a jobability portal on Google. It was the best day of my life! I visited CHI-BU office (LRC Bengaluru) so they could help me with a job placement.”
The team at CHI-BU assisted me in analyzing my skills. They suggested I undergo a training of 2 months in Aptitude building, Advanced Excel and Tally Foundation. Once I completed my training they sent me to Infosys for an interview.
Lakshmana excitedly reveals, “I was successful in both the Aptitude test and personal interview. I knew it was the training that I received at CHI-BU which helped me to perform well. Infosys offered me a salary of Rs.10000/- per month and selected me for the post of process executive.”
A grateful Lakshmana says, “It was CHI-BU who trained me and connected me to a suitable company which recognized my abilities and experience. CHI-BU work is indeed praise-worthy. I feel so confident and happy now. Thank you CHI-BU!”
In October 2016, besides Lakshmana, 12 disabled candidates got selected as Helpers with Reliance Fresh, 3 with Rural Shores, 10 with Mphasis, and 10 with Tumkur Municipal Corporation, through the support of CHI-BU.
CHI-BU is a part of the ‘Access to Livelihood’ program as Livelihood Resource Centre (LRC Bengaluru) of Leonard Cheshire Disability, an international organization working among the disabled. This program is being successfully implemented in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines and in South Africa with the support of Accenture Foundation.