My share of problems in life seemed unsurmountable
I grew up in a small village called Madasuvaripalem in Andhra Pradesh. My father worked on farms for meagre daily wages, and my mother was a homemaker. Given our financial condition, I had to give up schooling after standard 10 and was married at a young age in hope of a better life. Life was good for some time but then it worsened after my husband died. As a homemaker with no skills or money, I didn’t know what to do to fend for my two little sons. My parents-in-law offered to take care of the kids, but they were aging too.
The ICICI Academy for Skills (IAS) showed me the way
At that time, the ICICI Academy for Skills was conducting awareness drives for their free skilling courses in our village. I enrolled for Office Administration course. I had never worked on a computer in my life, but the course made me proficient at operating them. The trainers taught me how to use various software packages like MS Office, office management and polished my communication skills. This gave me a sense of confidence. The trainers at the ICICI Academy also arranged for placements. After a series of interviews, I got offered a role in Virat Enterprises.
I have received a new lease of life
I work as an Administration Executive now, with a salary of Rs. 8,500 per month. My parents and parents-in-law are proud of me and my progress. And most importantly, I have been able to send my sons to good schools. People in my village look up to me and support me, I am now an inspiration for other women to start working. My sons now have access to opportunities that I never had. All this could not have been possible without the ICICI Academy for Skills. Thanks, ICICI Academy.