I want to become a teacher said 17 years old Sahista Malik daughter of Babu Malik. When she was seating at home after 2 years of her drop out from the school in 2008, during the community visit of Ms. Sabiha prabeen a RASTA’s teacher. There are seven members in her family. Her father is a vendor working with a junk dealer. Livelihood is the priority in the family. Sahista give all credit to Ms. Sabiha who motivated her parents enough and made them to send her to the learning center of RASTA. A very committed team of RASTA teachers did their best and with in 3 years time sahista has cleared 10th standard examination from NIOS. She was admitted to Rasta’s Girls School Khora in 2008. She cleared her VIII standard from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in 2010 while studying in this school. She continued her studies in the same school and cleared X standard in 2011 and obtained certificate from NIOS. Unfortunately her dream to become a teacher and help other children like her who were deprived is remain dream only due to sudden death of her beloved mother now she is looking after here siblings at home. She never has forgotten to those teachers who have brought back her to the school and given her a new life.
Today Sahista is stood very strongly behind her 7 members’ family after the death of her mother.
Kalyani aged 19 years, resides at A-495 Buddha Marg, Mandawli, Delhi-110092. There are five member in her family, her father is a laborer and mother a housewife. Kalyani’s Gand-mother also lives with them. The family expenditures were being met with the meager income of her father & mother. She completed her 10+2 under CBSE syllabus and presently is a non collegiate IInd year BA student of Delhi University. She joined our STeP center in October 2010 and completed the course of six month in March 2011.Rasta assisted her to get employment in NET AMBIT Call center as Customer care associate with a starting pay of Rs. 7000/- per month. She performed very well in the company and made a position for herself. Consequently she was promoted to senior customer care associate and then became Team Leader. Now she is assisting the entire family and motivating her younger sister to become independent. The status of family as changed considerably. She gives the credit of her carrier to Rasta organization.
Sartaj is the 3rd daughter of Abdul Hameed who migrated from Uttar Pradesh years ago and who earns his livelihood by selling fish. The family resides at Khora Colony. Hameed has to feed a family of 14 members including his father, mother and his ten children. Sartaj, like her two elder sisters, who are married, has never been to school. Rasta staff came in contact with her and motivated her to attend Non Formal classes at Rasta Girls School. Enthusiastic and hardworking, Sartaj was able to appear for and pass VIII Class Examination of the NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) in a year’s time and then X class examination. Now she is preparing for XII Class Examination through Rasta’s Distance Education programme. Sartaj has also completed a 6 month’s Tailoring Course from Rasta’s Tailoring Centre and is now working at Astha Boutique, under Rasta’s Nari Garima Project. She makes sure that her five younger sisters and two brothers study at least up to Class X. Sartaj’s parents are now planning her marriage, although she is not keen and would like to continue her studies. A determined Sarita told Rasta’s Teachers– “I will continue to study even at my in-laws’ house and ensure that children there go to School”