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Sumati wins the Hearts of BOSCO as Malala wins Nobel Prize for Peace

An Awareness Rally By BOSCO on Girl Child
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Bangalore, Oct. 12. Sumati makes BOSCO (Bangalore Oniyavara Seva COota) proud just Malala made the whole world proud winning the Nobel Prize for Peace. Sumati was contacted by BOSCO six months ago from the city railway platform. Now she is all set to change her destiny. She is the pride of BOSCO as she is the first child to be employed with a decent salary from the newly inaugurated girls rehabilitation centre BOSCO Vatsalyabahvan in Bangalore.
Sumati was all alone and battered when she was found in the railway station platform. She came to Bangalore in search of a job and BOSCO provided her more than she aspired. She was from a lower middle class family in Kolar District, circa 100 kilometres away from the city of Bangalore. Her father is a farmer and mother, a housewife. The family was managing itself well financially until Sumati's father lost all their property in litigation with his brother. This incident affected her father very adversely and he became addicted to alcohol. Eventually, Sumati was forced to discontinue her studies due to her family's financial constraints.

Sumathi at the age of 16 was forced to take up family responsibilities as she was the elder one and started to work as a daily wager to support her family. Her earnings were not sufficient to feed all the mouths which forced her to move to Bangalore city along with one of her friends in search of better jobs. After alighting from the train, within seconds, her friend disappeared and she was left alone at the railway station.

When the girl child was sitting all alone at the railway station with a desperate look, BOSCO staff on duty at the railway platform noticed her and offered her all possible help. Knowing about the intention of her coming to Bangalore, she was informed about BOSCO's vocational training centre for girls where computer and tailoring were taught. The very next step was informing her whereabouts to her family. At the interest of the child, she was brought to Vatsalyabhavan, the new centre for girls.

Sumati was enrolled for skill training as she wanted to acquire a skill and to earn a rather decent salary to support her family. The counsellor discovered Sumati's exceptional interest in computer and she was enrolled for the computer training at Bosco Mane Aircel project. Though she had initial difficulties in grasping the lessons taught, especially coping with the English language, she gradually picked up with the help of instructors.

During her stay in Vatsalya Bhavan BOSCO's counsellor could understand her behavioural problems which were of course a hindrance to her interpersonal relations. Through many counselling sessions the counsellors helped her to come out of them. BOSCO staff at the Vatsalya Bhavan accompanied Sumati in realizing her dream and stood with her in dealing with adversities.

It was in the month of June that her long time dream was actualized. In the Job fair organized by BOSCO in collaboration with Aircel and Empower Pragati, she was selected out of many candidates interviewed and was immediately appointed as voice call processer in a call centre at Wilson Garden, Bangalore.

The flame that was kindled in her at the grooming stage in Vatsalya Bhavan showed her the way to life. Sumathi is all set to change her destiny forever. ''I know nothing would have happened without the help of BOSCO. I am really proud of what I am today. I got a good job and now I am earning good salary'', said Sumati with a deep smile that lights up her face.


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