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Terminal Transformation

A computer course costing Re 1 a day has enabled many girls to earn their bread

Terminal
Transformation
Terminal Transformation
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But with the help of his team, project coordinator Ujjwala Subhedar, community liaison Mohammad Sharif and mobiliser Noor Begum, he slowly made progress. Recalls Sharif: "We had to go door-to-door and bring the parents here, show them this was a safe place for their daughters. We explained that a three-month course here—which costs just Re 1 a day—would give them a chance to earn Rs 4,000-5,000 a month."

Kaynat Ahmad is a confident, smiling 18-year-old. When she started on the course, she was very shy. "I used to keep running away from the centre." She used to make Rs 300 a month teaching at a local school. After the course, Trivedi and his team got her a job as a data entry operator at a large export company. "Now I make Rs 3,000 a month and can support my sick mother and two younger sisters. My sisters will also study at the institute," she adds proudly.

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