181, Hill Road, Bandra ( West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400050
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Education remains but a dream for millions of children across India, more so in rural India. Many thousands of children are forced to drop-out of school and fend for their families. They fall into the trap of child labour, and can languish unless they are given a helping hand. Which is where we come in-we believe that no child should be forced to drop out of school. This timely intervention has given 7000 children a head start in life. Today we have spread out to 35 centres across rural Maharashtra with 3500 children in school. The programme has successfully been replicated in 335 villages. Our goal is not just literacy but complete all-round development of each child through life skills, training and social adjustment, counseling, career planning and vocational guidance.
Light of Life Trust has recently launched its second community empowerment project called 'Jagruti' which encompasses the needs of the rural community. We have a Children's Home/Orphanage, Senior Citizen's Home, Mobile/Medical Diagnostic Centre planned out in Karjat. All funds raised will go towards these particular projects.
Priyanka's family came to Karjat in search of livelihood. Her father died soon after. At that time she was just 6 years old. Thereafter the whole responsibility to look after the family came upon her mother who started working as a domestic servant for Rs. 600/'- per month.
Priyanka considered herself very isolated when she became a beneficiary of Light of Life Trust. She got much needed educational support from LOLT. Through the empowerment workshops, educational guidance and moral support changes began to occur.
After passing Std X , as an Anando plus beneficiary she got educational support and career guidance for further studies . She got a great opportunity when she was shortlisted from 150 candidates to train for three months with Kotak Unnati Foundation at Light of Life Trust's Jeevan Asha Community Centre. She proved to be very good when she was selected as a Customer Relationship Executive with Tata Power BPO in Khopoli after going through a FGD, interview, and other selection processes.
Currently she draws a remuneration of Rs 4500 /- per month and is able to support her mother. She told her mother to stop working as a domestic help. She has now taken a room on rent in a better locality in comparison to the earlier slum area in which they lived. She is currently pursuing her S.Y.B.Com course along with her full time job and other family responsibilities.
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