Testimonials

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    S.ABINAYA

    Leader in Nehru Nagar

    I am S.Abinaya, studying in 8th Std in Government School. I am part of Aarvam Children Movement. This year I was elected as Area leader and participated in Leadership Training held at Sevalaya.

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    D. Amul

    Step beneficieary

    Ms.D.Amul is residing at No.242, B-Kalyanapuram,1st Street, Vyasarpadi, Chennai-39. She was a passed out student from first batch of STeP Training program. She has completed her 12th at CSI Anderson RG GHS School, and a diploma in beautician course. There are 5 members in her family. Her father is a daily labour and mother is a home maker. She is from a middle class family with an annual income of Rs. 60,000. She lives in brick house. She was working in a shop during her school days to support her family. She joined in this program to improve her knowledge as well as to support her family economically by working in the company. D. Amul was very new candidate with the zero knowledge of computer. However, she had a great interest and zeal to learn computer and spoken English. A Smile Twin e – learning was an enter point for her to attain her dream. At the initial stage, she found bit difficult but with constant effort she learn to handle the computer with basic skills. As far as, spoken English concern, she had a great difficulty at the initial stage but taking part in the discussions and presentations in the class room helped her to come out of shyness and stage fear. She was one of the best candidates passed out from the batch and got selected by the company in the interview.. D. Amul was very new candidate with the zero knowledge of computer. However, she had a great interest and zeal to learn computer and spoken English. A Smile Twin e – learning was an enter point for her to attain her dream. At the initial stage, she found bit difficult but with constant effort she learn to handle the computer with basic skills. As far as, spoken English concern, she had a great difficulty at the initial stage but taking part in the discussions and presentations in the class room helped her to come out of shyness and stage fear. She was one of the best candidates passed out from the batch and got selected by the company in the interview..

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    Shanmugapriya

    STEP Benificatery

    I am Shanmugapriya from Vysarpadi. Since I was a science student, I didn't have much knowledge about computers. It is of top priority to know about conputers in todays scenario. It would definitely help in landing a job. After joining Aarvam centre STEP class, I have learnt a lot like MS office, digital media and the like wise.Now, I am confident that I can attend interviews without fear. I thank Smile Foundation for providing these classes and Aarvam for making a tremendous change in my life.

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    Deepa

    STEP benificatery

    I am Deepa from Vyasarpadi. I am a postgraduate. Before "Aarvam" came into my life I had very little knowledge in English. This STEP class has helped me in various ways. I can now speak and write English with confidence. The class has also enabled me to handle criticism effectively and has taught me how to channel it for my betterment. Prior to this class, I was nervous while talking in English and now, it has changed a lot. Many aspects such as writing resume, etiquettes while attending an interview, dressing for work was also carried forth through the class. Through the personality development class, I feel that I have had a holistic growth.Myriad aspects such as telephonic interviews, how to accept a job offer etc were covered. I cannot thank the NGO enough. I will forever be indebted to Aarvam for bringing in this change in me.

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    D.Parthiban

    Benificatery

    My name is parthiban, I’m a beneficiary of Aarvam for 10 years, I was also in children’s Sangam movement when I’m 8-year-old, I was also a children Sangam leader. Now my age is 18, from then to now I will participate in all the activities that is conducted by aarvam. I had learned many things during those training period, to name few oyial aatam, parai etc now I can play the base on parai, I got this talent by attending this camp. same as this I will learn and will also develop my skill in each training. This year also I participated in summer camp and this camp brought a great turning point in my life. this year camp had helped me to identify my talents and I got a clear idea in which path I have to move, because in this year camp the organization mainly focused on adolescent and we had lots of training and activities to name few life skill training and photography etc. the photography workshop had created a great impact for my future goals. from this workshop I learned how to handle camera, how to take picture, rules of photography etc. with photography they also thought us photo journalism. now I can take good pictures. me and my group of friends from aarvam took few pictures during the workshop period, themed lifestyle in vysarpadi, and we exhibited those pictures in madras university. this encouraged me a lot to learn more about photography.

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    Benificatery

    Madhan is a resident of Samanthi poo colony in Vaysarpadi. His parents are labourers who work for daily wages. He was a 7th Std student in Kalyanapuram School when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. This took a toll on the family. They were not able to meet the needs with the wages of just his father. Madan had to drop out of the school as he was not able to remit the fee. That's when Aarvam intervened and lend a helping hand in his studies. Unfortunately, Madan's mother had to undergo a surgery and Madan had to be home to take care of her. Constant absenteeism effected his studies and eventually had to drop out again. When Madan's mother raised this issue to Aarvam, we knew something had to be done. The NGO spoke to the teachers and management of the school and they agreed to take him into the 7th standard and the NGO also joined him in the adolescent group where he can be engaged in more activities and learnings. Creating a smile is the best thing any one can do and Aarvam is happy to have made a family smile.