Tinku Mukherjee, an Accountant in One Way Café , Kolkata
Foundation training at LRC enhanced my skills and got me a placement as Accountant. I would recommend LRC to all", Says Tinku
40 year-old Tinku Mukherjee is from Howrah district of West Bengal. Both is parents have died and his only sister is married. He lives alone in his flat at Howrah. Tinku is a person with locomotor disability. He has deformities in his fingers in both hands. Tinku has graduated in Commerce from Netaji Subhash Open University. He has also completed his computer course in MS office and Tally. Tinku aspires to become an Accountant. He knows it would be difficult for him to get a job in his condition.
To give himself more opportunities he registered himself with LRC (Livelihood Resource Centre) at Serampore in May 2015. The LRC team met him and assured him of their support. They assessed him. They knew he was interested in an accounts related job but lacked the necessary confidence to face interviews. He underwent several sessions of counseling where LRC gave him the proper guidance and direction. He attended Leonard Cheshire Disability’s 6-day Foundation training which helped him to improve his confidence levels and give him the right focus. These trainings have prepared Tinku for job placement.
When he went for the interview at One Way Café for the post of Accountant, at Chowringhee, in Kolkata, he was ready for them. He cleared the interview satisfactorily. To his surprise, he was selected for the post of Accountant at ‘One Way Cafe’.
Tinku says, “I am a very happy man today. I love my work at ‘One Way Café’ in Kolkata. My colleagues are friendly and supportive.”
His manager Sanjib Kumar is satisfied with his performance. Sanjib Kumar says, “Tinku is very hard-working. He is punctual to work and is regular in his attendance.”
LRC-Serampore keeps in regular touch with Tinku to ensure that his confidence level is high. Tinku is happy to be self-dependent. He has also opened his bank account to collect his salary and make his savings.
With the financial support of Accenture Foundation, and established by Leonard Cheshire Disability, LRCs have been set up in Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore and Delhi. The aim of LRCs is to support the people with disabilities and ensure their economic and social improvement. Apart from India, LRCs are operating in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa providing the disabled the much needed support.
Quote: According to Tinku Mukherjee, “ LRC has helped me a lot by giving me a job at One way Cafe, in Kolkata. I am very thankful to LRC as now I am self dependent. “
Would you recommend the LRC to other people with disabilities? Why?
Reply: Yes, I will recommend other pwds to LRC because they give quality trainings and placement assistance.