I wish best regards to NLR Foundation(NLRF) team who made me what I am today which looked like impossible 3 years before. I am proud that I could earn and support my family , as a result “my parents stopped begging”.
I was born in a poor family and unluckily my parents are disabled due to Leprosy and was living in a Leprosy Colony since birth. In 2010 , NLRF started their involvement in our colony for Self Care practice meant for wound healing, ulcer healings & prevention of disability in persons affected by leprosy where my parents also participated with other colony members.
During that time, I was very upset & worried about my studies. I had passed class 10th with the education support provided by another NGO, who supports education upto 10th standard only, after which, I had no clue for my future, there was no one to support and further guide me. I always wanted to be selfreliant and wanted to make my parents proud.
I requested Pradhan Ji of our colony and NLRF team to consider my urge for further studies so as to shape my career and become self dependent.
Then after, NLRF provided all sort of support to ensure my education in 11th & 12th class, even coaching fee was provisioned along with stationary, uniform etc. I kept my promise, studied sincerely without missing any class in school and secured 1st division in class 12th with 68% marks.
NLRF recommended me for Computer training course called COPA at one of the good training centers in Champaran district of Chhattisgarh. NLRF gave me travel fare , training fee & uniform to pursue this course without any obstacles. I completed COPA course in 2014 July and then immediately joined PNB bank as data operator in the same district and started earning Rs 7000 per month with other benefits. I continued the job for 1 year and then got another opportunity in a reputed corporate in Raipur with a salary of Rs 12000.
I am very grateful to NLRF. NLRF came in my life at the right time and helped me as per my requisites. NLRF set an example of “doobte ko tinke ka Sahara” in my life which I will never ever forget.
– Chandan Kumar