Monali, Youth Empowerment
Monali Subhash Shinde (pictured far-right) has just recently graduated from Batch 16 of the Yuvi Sphurti Kendra IT School at the Deep Griha Family Welfare Centre. She attended the 3-month course from 1st July 2010 until 1st October 2010 and passed with an outstanding A Grade!
Monali heard about the IT School at Deep Griha through her Aunt Rajashri, who was enrolled in Batch 3 of the course. With an ambition to work in the hospitality sector and with basic computer skills and grasp of the English language, 17 year old Monali applied for a place at the IT School.
The entrance requirements state that applicants will have achieved 10th Standard at school, must apply in writing for a placement and then sit an entrants exam. Every 3 months, around 20 students are successful in completing this process to earn a place in the IT School. Monali and her sister-in-law Ashwini were 2 of these successful applicants in Batch 16.
The IT School runs 3-month long courses from Deep Griha's Family Welfare Centre on Tadiwala Road. As a member of the Tadiwala Road community, this was perfect for Monali. The course is structured to teach Spoken English in the mornings and Computer Skills in the afternoons, Monday through Friday, and Personal Development sessions on Saturdays to improve communication skills, build their Resume and practice interview techniques.
After graduating from the IT School, Monali explained that she really enjoyed improving her English with Sushant Sir from Tech Mahindra, as well as additional help from Deep Griha volunteers. When asked what her favourite part of the computer lessons were, Monali said, "All of it"! In particular, she enjoyed the PowerPoint assignments set by Sarika Ma'am as it gave her the opportunity to practice her computer skills and presentation style.
With her new qualification, Monali is looking forward to attend her first job interview - but only after she has completed her 12th Standard at college. She understands that a complete education and good computer and English skills are very important to earn her dream job as a receptionist in a hotel or restaurant.