From the heart
“BEING DEAF DOES NOT HOLD YOU BACK. IT IS SIMPLY ABOUT FINDING A WAY TO ACHIEVE WHATEVER IT IS YOU WANT IN LIFE. ATDC HELPED ME ACHIEVE MY GOALS”
By training differently-abled Bhanu, ATDC has embarked on its journey to skill people with disabilities pan-India
Meeting this 28-year-old differently-abled woman from Faridabad can leave you speechless. She fearlessly breaks barriers in a world that does little for people with disabilities.
Not that she expects the world to do anything for her. “One has to have a positive attitude and make the best of the situation one finds oneself in; if one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well,” says Bhanu, who gives credit to her mother-in-law Aruna for making her a stronger, more determined and independent woman – and also for introducing her to ATDC.
For the rest, the credit goes to ATDC. Aruna did the initial research and encouraged her to sign up for the SMART Sewing Operator (Basic) course at ATDC Faridabad. After successfully completing the course, Bhanu got a job with Pee Empro Exports in Faridabad where her work is being highly appreciated by the management. “I never thought I would get this far in life. But look at me now. ATDC and my family have helped me make my life a worthy one,” says an ecstatic
Bhanu. “After the ATDC-SMART course, Bhanu is not only much more confident, but also achieved great professionalism,” adds Aruna. Now, she plays the roles of a mother, a wife and a daughter-in-law with perfection. Her 5-year-old daughter studies in a reputed school in Faridabad and she not only supports her family financially but is also actively taking part in daily chores. “Being deaf does not hold you back. It is simply about finding a way to achieve whatever it is you want in life. ATDC helped me achieve my goal,” notes Bhanu. With her, ATDC added another feather to its cap — to skill people with disabilities. For, the skill provider believes in this old adage: “When you focus on someone’s disability you will overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.”