Monday, January 08, 2007

Maid servant's daughter gets job in Accenture

Lata was one of the oldest child in our mentoring programme. A very studious and intelligent child she joined the programme during her 12th standard.

Lata resides in Villivakkam a slum in Chennai where the monthly income of any household may not exceed Rs. 2500/-. Her mother a hard-working maid servant was determined to make her child succeed.

Lata today has been appointed as a software programmer at Accenture with a starting pay of Rs. 14,000/- (per month) when she is just in her 2nd year of graduation.

Lata was part of the 'accelerated learning' programmes that helps children to be explorers of knowledge through activity and experiments. She was also mentored and financially supported by her mentors Mr. Rajesh of Infosys, Bangalore and Ms. Mansi Mehta, Chennai.

I sincerely thank Mentors - Rajesh, Mansi and Ms. Rati Forbes, Ms. Megahana and Mr. Piyush of Forbes Marshall, Pune who support our Villivakkam Learning Programme.

I am extremely thankful to all who have played a part in bringing about a positive change in the life of a child.

So long,

Sriram Ayer