Giving People A Reason To Change
Purnima is a 70% orthopedically disabled women. She is working as a Data Entry Operator in Home for Children with Disabilities from 2011. She is enjoying her life with happiness and confidence. She is a contributory member of her family. She gain respect from her family as well as from the neighbor, once who look upon her as invalid and disturbing element of the family. The friends As a result she is isolated day by day from the mainstream society.
Purnima was born on 8th October 1988 in a downtrodden family in the corner of Howrah district in Shyampur Block. There was no such income earning opportunity to the landless. Her illiterate father was trying hard to feed her with 5 others by engaged himself as a seasonal daily labour. He work hard but unable to feed at least twice a day. So he decided to leave his native village with all family members for better earning. He started a teashop in the town which is far away from his village. He used to come home occasionally at the beginning. Latter he came very seldom and tried hard to earn as much as possible but all hopes were in vain. He returned to her native village and started to make waste paper packet.
In 1999 Purnima was admitted at Asha Bhavan Centre's Dominique Lapierre home for children with disabilities. Purnima was grown with other children of Asha Bhavan Centre. She received therapeutic support for mobility and developmental support to survive in life. She completed her education up to Class XII level with diploma in computer and serve ABC for the benefit of children with disabilities and all sort of activities of the organisation. Presently she got a training program named “Sahyogi” Care Associate Training Program under The National Trust and following Rehabilitation Council of India guideline.
She is motivated and motivates the community members to form a forum of persons with disabilities. She is looking for the socialization of isolated persons with disabilities.