I completed my BCom and BA from Pune University followed by a DEd from St. Thom Dibrito College. I have 18 years experience in Teaching and Education, and am still working in Night/Adult Literacy School. I joined DGS as a Mobilizer, progressed to being a Facilitator and am now working as a Project Co-ordinator in the Tech Mahindra Vocational Training Centre. This centre helps youth with employability, using a three month training program, followed by job searches and placements. In the year 2016-17, 144 students underwent training and 104 students got placements. I love working at DGS as it honourable, pleasurable and fulfills my aim of interacting and helping youth and children.
I am the Team Leader in charge of Administration, at Deep Griha Society. I’ve worked here since 1990, and joined DGS after completing a Masters in Personnel Management, besides Masters in Social Work. I’ve worked here in many different positions and capacities, starting as a Compounder, Office Clerk, Medical Co-ordinator and Team Leader Health, in the Clinic and in DGS overall. I have a good rapport with people in the community and also our partner NGOs. As I have personally lived within the grassroots community for over six years, I have a very good understanding of their needs and problems.
I joined DGs in 1984 and found that my professional approach was simply not enough to bridge the health gaps for the local impoverished people/community. In 1985 I joined the Mobile Clinic & Rural Development Project. From 1985 to 2001, this experience transformed my ideologies.
The experiences I had here of the real world health problems of the rural people, also the poverty-stricken slum dwellers was an eye opener. I enjoyed working with BPL (Below Poverty Line) people, slum dwellers and also government officials. I enjoyed helping develop people through health initiatives, education, social and agricultural best practices. The various projects taught me Project Management, Documentation, Budgeting and Public Relations. As a whole it is important to see that all of us are just human beings and that we have the same problems. The DGS tagline – In giving we receive – is so true. If we give what we have, we will receive plenty in kind.
Prior to joining DGS, I was a Professor in Social Work college. I joined DGS in 2008. Initially I joined as a Team Leader in Sponsorship and then gradually grew into the Finance Lead. I’ve chosen this profession as it allows me to help people to help themselves. In my years at Deep Griha, I’ve learned to handle part responsibilities as well as full project responsibility. I have a background in Computers and this helps me streamline the projects that I work with.
As a MSW student specializing in Family and Child Welfare, I was very keen to work with youth and their families. I started my career as a Programme Assistant at the Center for Youth Development Activity, following which I worked for two years at the National Institute for Sustainable Development as the Project Coordinator. I joined Deep Griha Tech Smart Centre in December 2016 as the Center Manager and have since with my team mobilized unemployed youth from the community and prepared them for mainstream employment. After extensive confidence building, we help these youth find jobs with well established firms.
I did a Masters in Social Work after my BCom and joined Bhartiya Samaj Seva Kendra, a well-known orphanage. During my stint there I was also based at the Indian Council of Social Welfare, Mumbai, working on adoption of children. I moved to DGS as a Social Worker/Project Officer in 1991. I am currently a Project Leader at DGS and have hands-on experience of nearly every project here. I love working at DGS as the atmosphere is like a large family and so there’s a huge amount of job satisfaction.
I’ve worked with Deep Griha since 2006 and love working with children. Deep Griha gives me ample opportunities to work with children. I joined DGS after completing my MSW (Masters in Social Work). I am now a Team Leader in the City of Child project in Kasurdi, working in the overall development of children there.
I completed my MSW in 1992 and immediately joined Deep Griha. 35 years of happiness! I’m currently a Team Leader in Child and Women Development. I oversee that 9 creches that have over 200 children, 20+ teachers and helpers. I also help with the Adult Literacy classes, and the Self Help Groups of which there are 73, with over 1300 women. I’m also involved with the Clinic and the ongoing awareness programs. I’m willing to be of service in any possible way.