Kaushalya Devi

Kaushlaya Devi was very upset about not being able to study beyond school. Her poor father could not afford her higher education. She says, “I desperately wanted contribute to the family’s income. But with little education, I had no chance of getting a job. Then I joined the Tie & Dye training programme at Kamalnishtha Sansthan (KNS). The theory classes, coupled with excellent practical facilities helped us acquire a good knowledge of Tie & Dye work. We went on field visits, and were put through several useful group discussions and seminars by our facilitators. This greatly boosted my confidence. Learning Tie &  Dye work elsewhere would have costed money, which I could not afford. Now I work with Goodwill Garments, earning Rs 1500 per mpnth. The Sansthan has completely changed so many lives like mine.”

Madan Lal

Madan Lal is a polio victim and walks dragging his feet. He studied up to SSC (Class X), after which he had to give up studies due to ill health and poverty. He would just sit at home, occasionally helping out his widowed mother, a daily wage earner. He heard of the Disabled Person’s Vocational Training Program run by Kamalnishtha Sansthan, and took up the training. He wants to runs his carpet weaving shop now, and looks ahead at life with confidence. For other physically challenged people like him, his advice is, “Anything can be accomplished with a positive attitude.”