Mother’s Day: ETASHA Interacts with Mothers of Trainees

 

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we met the mothers of some of our trainees and spent an afternoon talking to them about the changes they’ve seen in their children as a result of our work with them, how they feel about their children’s growth, and what they would like to proudly share with us about their children.

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Nasrin
Mother of Anish Khan (Program: CS & IT)

“Anish and my other kids were very understanding of our situation. They never complained about the lack of food or lack of variety of food in our home. They ate anything I made,” Nasrin said. Nasrin works as a tailor to keep the household running as her husband is unable to work because of his poor health. “Now that the children are earning, life is not that hard anymore,” she said. One of the best things that have happened so far, Nasrin said, is that now she is able to make her children’s favourite dishes without worrying about the money.
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Rajdulari
Mother of Shyam (Program: CS & IT)

Rajdulari says that although her son’s quick temper often upsets her, there is something about him that she believes sets him apart from most of the neighbourhood kids. “He never gets into trouble in the neighbourhood. He respects people a lot, especially women. When waiting to get on a bus, he usually lets the ladies pass first or offers them his seat. Sometimes I get angry at him for being so kind,” she said laughing. “But he still does it.”
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Kamlesh
Mother of Gagan (Program: CS & IT)

Kamlesh shared that her son is an expert at fixing things around the house. “He even fixed my mobile phone! He is very smart boy,” she said. She also said that Gagan stays away from bad company and has been a good kid all his life. She supports him in all his wishes. “I was very happy when he brought home his first salary. You (ETASHA) got him where he is today; I am sure you will take him further ahead in life.”
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Shanti
Mother of Vivek (Program: CS & IT)

Shanti feels very proud of her son Vivek’s English-speaking skills and his ability to communicate well. She said she hopes for him to continue to learn and succeed in life. Vivek will start his new job at Sterling Resorts from May 11, 2015. “I am very happy about his new job,” she said.

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Sushila
Mother of Rahul (Program: CS & IT)

After finishing his schooling, Rahul along with a few friends went to ETASHA’s centre to find out about the scope of the programs they offered. “He has always been an obedient and focused kid,” she said. Her only worry was that he used to get very angry. “Sometimes our neighbours used to tell us that Rahul got into an argument with somebody,” she said. She believes the biggest change in him after joining ETASHA is that he no longer gets angry. “Sometimes when I scold him or when we have an argument, he comes back after a few minutes and hugs me,” she said.
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Shanti
Mother of Shivani (Program: CODE)

“Earlier Shivani would get irritated about things and people around her, but now she is very calm and does things with ease,” Shanti said. She believes her daughter is different from other teenagers in the neighbourhood. “She is very sensible. Unlike other kids in the neighbourhood, she doesn’t care who is involved in what. She stays out of other people’s business,” Shanti said. Shivani spends most of her time on her job and studies – two things she loves a lot. “I wish that she continues to grow in life and get more opportunities to study because she loves to study,” she said.
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We would like to thank the mothers of all our trainees who have supported their children’s journey with us. Happy Mother’s Day!

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