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Shining Bright with confidence by her side: Poornima

Repeatedly told by friends that she is up to no good, Poornima stayed home all day long, fighting persistent depressing thoughts, and seeing life go by one day after another. She had no hopes, no mission, no goal.  One day she stumbled upon ETASHA’s training centre and saw how it offered vocational skills and training, […]

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ETASHA TRAINEE RAISES THE BAR FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

ETASHA alumnus Vikash is super charged and happy! He has won the Employee of the Month Award that too within the first two months of his joining Mc Donald’s. “Initially it was tough and a lot of hard work but then I saw everyone around me doing the same job and this motivated me to […]

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TEAM WORK PAYS OFF: CERTIFICATE CEREMONY

Saturday, 27th July, 2019 was an unusually rainy day. Transportation was an issue. Many streets were clogged and making way through them was an ordeal. But that did not dampen Team ETASHA’s motivation nor did it deter any of the trainees from making all possible arrangements to somehow reach the venue (Khanpur, Tigri). Where communication […]

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Durga the fighter- fighting circumstances for a better future

20-year-old Durga sits awkwardly on a mooda. She rarely smiles; only something very amusing compels her to crack a grin. Perhaps her front teeth make her conscious. She lives with her grandmother and uncle at Old Seemapuri, while her father lives alone at Qalandar Colony. Durga grew up in Qalandar Colony but she cringes at [...] Read More
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From anger to positivity

19- year-old Karishma was tired and angry. My mother died when I was 11 years old. I was the eldest and so I had to handle everything,” she explains. Her father, a tailor in a local factory, taught her to cook after she complained about her aunts nitpicking about her cleaning and cooking. It was [...] Read More
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In conversation with Mr. Manoj Kumar, Director, Department of Technical Training and Education

Mr. Kumar was Chief Guest at the Certificate Ceremony organised for the trainers who completed our Capacity Building of Trainers in Employability Skills Programme at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Arab Ki Sarai, Nizamuddin. What were the main challenges you faced after taking over as Director of the Department of Training & Technical Education (DTTE)? [...] Read More
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What industry wants from young people applying for their first job?

From left to right- Mr. Kavi Jain, Mr Sandeep Bhargava & Mr Sandeep Wip In an environment that is fast changing with technology, young people, particularly those from marginalised backgrounds need to be skilled and adaptable, to be employable. It is up to trainers and instructors, to mentor and inculcate the right skills and attitude [...] Read More
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Arti, who set up our 1st all women’s batch

Thirty-two year old, Arti, a confident young woman, originally from Khanpur in South Delhi, moved to the quiet environs of Janauli, a village in Palwal, Haryana after a love marriage about seven years ago. She had to get used to the place and the people of Janauli, but what bothered her most was the deep-rooted [...] Read More
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“I will prove to my father that I am no less than any boy”

Sanjay Kumar, a car parking assistant at Connaught Place, has always regretted having only one son, who is the youngest of his five children. 18-year-old Ambika is his eldest, and while she feels that being educated she should work to support her family, more than anything else she wants to prove to her father that [...] Read More
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A letter from ‘Hope- A start’

“When I look at the life of people around me, I get an overwhelming feeling of how privileged I have been since childhood.  What  I  am today is as much a  result of my skills as that of the comfort bestowed on me. My income cannot be, and should not be, just mine. It needs to be […]

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