One day, I saw a wall painting describing the free skill development courses offered at ICICI RSETI, Jodhpur.
At a very young age when I was in 12th, my father passed away due to a sudden illness.
Kanhaiya Lal Verma
I had a difficult childhood. My father was a scrap dealer and his income was not enough to provide for our needs.
If you had asked me about my dreams while I was growing up, I would have stared at you blankly.
I am Devaram from Jodhpur. My only learning in life is that if you do not give up and keep toiling - struggles finally end.
I didn’t have much learning till later in life, but it was not too late to change my life!. I come from a poor family in Bhirani, Jodhpur.
I started out in life with nothing, but I was always ready to work hard. That is what brought me to where I am today.
Through all my struggles, I believed in myself. That is how I was able to build a life that makes me and my family proud. I struggled through life ever.
Learning a skill not only enables a livelihood but also unveils a sense of autonomy in individuals, shapes their identity at a community level, includes them financially and empowers them socially. It is with these perspectives, ICICI Foundation sets out the strategies for skill development and eventual social empowerment.