ACT STARTED WITH 9 KIDS IN 2000 AND NOW HAS 300 KIDS IN 2015-16
2014 – 2015
Harikrishnan passed out of (NTTF) Nettur Technical Training Foundation with I class in Diploma in Computer Engineering with a specialization in Web Designing. Harikrishnan is now Customer Executive in Woohoo.in an E-Commerce enterprise. Harikrishnan, the son of a delivery boy and housemaid, joined ACT in Class VII, ten years back. Earnest, hardworking and well mannered, Harikrishnan walked into our office room and emptied his entire salary on the table insisting that the place that had empowered him deserved his first salary. He now dreams of enrolling for a B. Tech.
Rekha dreamt of becoming a teacher when she joined us in II standard 14 years ago. Her mother is a maid. Her father, who is no more worked as a daily wage earner. After SSLC, Rekha was very clear that she wanted to specialize in early school teaching. She completed the Indian Montessori training and today she is a teacher: a Montessori trained teacher at Golden Beads Montessori school. What we will always cherish is Rekha’s dedication, determination and her unwavering focus on becoming a pre-primary teacher. She is very mature for one so young.
Mohammad Waseem danced to a different drummer right from the age of 18. He worked for a short while in the Hospitality industry and then decide to spread wings in the event management sector. He is ACT’s youngest entrepreneur with an Event Management company of his own, called Life Box. Waseem is sincere, dedicated, and shows great promise. At ACT he will always be remembered as the young man who gifted every child with a packet of Yuppie noodles because he had learnt to enjoy noodles at ACT. Waseem also helps manage many of our events.
Pooja had learning difficulties and needed a lot of help in clearing SSLC Board Exams. A site visit to a leading Hotel catalyzed her dream. Pooja was clear she wanted to work in the Housekeeping sector of the Hospitality Industry. She completed relevant courses in Hospitality and currently works in Housekeeping in a leading Hotel chain in Bangalore. Soft spoken, friendly and very popular Pooja went after her dreams with the gusto of a typical adolescent.
This year, Veneetha passed out of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce with a I class in B.Com.. She is currently employed with Standard Chartered Bank as an Operations Officer. We had a very moving send off and a celebration with her parents at our Resource Center.
2012 – 2013
4 Girls of ACT join the work force of the nation in 2012- 2013.
3 girls graduated this year: Renuka K. and Kasthuri R. passed out of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce with B. Com. and Sangeetha R. passed out with a B.A. from St. Anne’s Degree College for Women.
Sowmya V. completed Grade X through NIOS and discontinued regular school in order to help her single mother make ends meet. We helped her get a job as a Primary Teacher (which is her ambition) and have enrolled her in a Teachers’ Training Program.
We organized a special party for the girls and their mothers at the Resource Centre. They cut a special cake and bid adieu to dependency on ACT. The mothers spoke to all the children and their mothers, about the 10 year journey their girls had traversed as children of ACT. They reaffirmed that education is the only way in which the children can integrate with mainstream society seamlessly.
3 girls graduated.
Lakshmi and her sister Revati both work in AXA BS. Lakshmi has done B.Com. and Revati a BA. Their father is an invalid and mother, a housemaid.
Kumari also completed her BA with a firm resolve to work in HR. She is now in a consultancy agency doing Recruitment. Kumari’s father is in housekeeping and her mother is a homemaker. Her brother was forced to discontinue his studies in order to help the family.
It is heartening to know that 6 girls have now joined mainstream with education, skills and the determination to thrive in mainstream society. Education has empowered them.
2011 – PUC results of our kids at ACT are as follows
- Gayathri (Commerce) 70%
- Savitha (Commerce) 50%
- Nandini(Arts) 66%
- Hari Krishna(Arts) 57%
Shashikala graduated with 85% in BCA. Her father (who is no more) was an invalid. Her mother worked as a janitor in one of the city’s malls. One brother is a school dropout and the other discontinued his studies to help the mother. He is now studying through correspondence. Shashikala joined ACT in 2000 and is now with Infosys BPO.
Was the first year when the Trust had 2 girls ready for jobs in mainstream society…
Sowmia whose father is a tailor and mother a homemaker was the youngest of 3 children in the family. Her older siblings are high school dropouts. Sowmia came to us in 2000, left with a B.Com. to her name and a job with HP.
Divya is the daughter of a single parent and the eldest of 3 siblings. Although she could not survive the academic grind she trained to be a graphic designer and currently works with Indigo – a leading printer in the city.