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Our changemakers (2017-18)
Skill training that leads to stories of change …Few stories of people who used our interventions and turned their lives around.

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1. Mohammed Hasnain
From tailoring to technology

  • SAFA-Tech Mahindra SMART Centre
  • Location: Mehdipatnam
  • Name of Beneficiary: Mohammed Hasnain
  • Beneficiary’s place of residence: Moghal Nagar Hyderabad
  • Guardian’s name and profession: Mohd Akhter, Embroidery business
  • Time Period of intervention: 1st April to 31st July

Hasnain belonged to a poor background. His father a worker of embroidery by profession had no other means to earn a livelihood for his children as he suffered from a skin disease on his hands. Hence Hasnain was deprived of the basic necessities required to lead a normal life. He has failed in the Intermediate lecl exam and was looking at ways to support his family . Is now employed at D mart mall as CRS executive and erans Rs8000/ per month .he now says he walks with his head held high and his father commented that he could never have thought of a better future for his children seeing the background or the environment he could never provide to his kids .

G Rupa Story

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2. G Rupa

                 Difficulties turn to dreams

          SAFA-Tech Mahindra SMART Centre

  • Location: Mehdipatnam
  • Name of Beneficiary: G.RUPA
  • Beneficiary’s place of residence:13-6-463/4, Tallagadda, Hyd
  • Guardian’s name and profession: G. Narasimlu, Pushpak RTC bus employee
  • Time Period of intervention: 1st Aug to 31st Nov

Rupa comes from a economically impoverished home and hence she was deprived of the basic necessities required to lead a normal life. Her father is a RTC Pushpak conductor by profession and had the only means to earn a livelihood for his children. Rupa wanted to have a better future for herself and her family and is a an energetic young girl with dreams for a future . She now works at Heritage supermarket,masab tank as a Retail sales executive and earns Rs9000/ per month . She is a proud young lady now who aspires to pursue a career in the Retail sector

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3. Anthamgari Nirosha (Batch# 2646 : ID# 105344)

          Conquering milestones

  • SAFA-Tech Mahindra SMART Centre
  • Location: Mehdipatnam
  • Name of Beneficiary: Anthamgari Nirosha
  • Beneficiary’s place of residence: 3-23/4, Aziznagar, Moinanabad Mandal,
    Ranga Reddy Dist.
  • Guardian’s name and profession: Anthamgari Yesurathnam
  • Time Period of intervention: December 2017 – March 2018 (Batch Cycle III)

Nirosha belongs to (3-23/4, Aziznagar, Moinanabad Mandal, Ranga Reddy Dist Telangana) and hence she was deprived of the basic necessities required to lead a normal life. His father an Auto Driver by profession had no other means to earn a livelihood for his children.  Nirosha was easy to train in sessions as the fire within her led her to achieve milestones in classroom sessions . Her low self esteem due to poor /nil English skills pulled her down at times but she did spring back to do a better job always . She now works for Hathway and earns Rs12000/ per month which is a huge respite for her family . There is no stopping her now as she reaches out for her new goals in life

Skill trainings & capacity building tales from homes of women who had given up in life

The Story of Fatima s Supermarket

Fatima lives in Syed nagar slums and has been into a challenging marriage with the insecurity of a demanding and wayward partner . She has 3 children . Fatima has never been to school and was visited by our social worker when she tried to commit suicide after an altercation with her husband. She completed her training in tailoring and was in our production teams for a while and her children were also supported by SAFA in the initial days for through tuition fee. we always saw a spark of ambition in her which was more enterpreneurial in nature . We trained her to set up a Digital center which services families in the vicinity through information and facilitates government applications uploading etc . A laptop , printer and Internet connectivity was given to her and she started her enterprise from within her single room taking the help of an educated girl who was her neighbour . Within a span of 3 months the space was converted to a small retail shop that stocks everything from vegetables to stationery . The shop is now known as Fatima s Supermarket as she works at her store 10-12 hours per day and earns Rs12-14000per month . Her husband now supports her by negotiating with the vendors they source their material from .

She was awarded”Most Motivated Woman 2018″ in Women s day celebration .

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4. Ayesha ,Maximising Impact through SAFA s strategy

Ayesha Begum W/o. Mohd. Abrar is 26 years old, a resident of Marthanda Nagar, New Hafeezpet the area of Serlingampally Constituency. She is a married woman and migrated in the same area 8years back, she has two daughters elder one goes to school and younger one is with her due to a very small age.

She joined SAFA in Jan, 2017 and got tailoring training from STC Hafeezpet. After getting training, she has been working at her home as a tailor, recently she has started a tailoring centre at her home and also started a grocery store on her own with the support of her husband. Now, she is earning a avg. income of Rs. 10,000/-

She is helping her family financially on regularly basis and also working on the business to develop. She has the vision to become a successful entrepreneur.

The capacity building sessions of SAFA changed her perspective towards life especially so when a film was broadcast on young girls having goals in life . Her life changed with a small 6 minute documentary and the discussion held after viewing it .

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