Securing a Future
Shivnath Kumar Kausariya, Chhattisgarh
"My name is Shivnath Kumar Kausariya and I am from a small village in Chhattisgarh". No name of the village. The word "small" almost sounding like a limiting factor, a bit of a disability. As if almost insisting on the contrast in his story. And a contrast it is. Shivnath would frequently travel to Raipur to look for work. Being the only earning member in his family, he would take up small jobs. No permanent income, no permanent status, nothing secure. "I ridiculed the news of a new training center opening at Anantpur. Who really gives jobs? They all come, promise and leave." However, as luck would have it, Shivnath decided to visit the Centum Skill Development Centre and give the course a go.
"I really liked going through the course. 12 years of school education had not provided the kind of knowledge that the trainers provided." Then pauses and adds with a shy smile, "It was amazing that we were provided with a travel allowance, and even food. The kind of food that I hadn’t even dreamt of eating at my own house".
Having finished the course, he was hired as a security guard with a monthly pay of Rs. 5000 .
"I was useless and helpless" he says, "now I feel confident of providing a bright future to my son. I always dreamt of enrolling him in a private school, and now thanks to Centum Learning, the dream has come true." From being a man without a job, to a supervisory guard, (yes, he got promoted too) he can't stop flaunting the fact that he has a bank account and an ATM card. The contrast in Shivnath's story is truly, remarkable.
"I was useless and helpless. Now I feel confident of providing a bright future for my son. I always dreamt of enrolling him in a private school, and now thanks to Centum Learning, the dream has come true."