Economic empowerment is integral for independence

Anjali (name changed) is 28 years old and is a resident of Shillong. She is blind from birth. Her father passed away and her mother is working as a farmer. She came to know about Eyeway through one of our counselors. She completed her graduation in 2015 and underwent three months skill employment training in Enable India.  After that, she did an internship in LemonTree Hotel but she was not absorbed as a full-time employee there. In 2017 she reached out to Eyeway seeking some opportunities to work. As directed by the Eyeway counselor she shared her CV and we put her in touch with Preeti Monga who heads a HR Recruiting agency called Silver Linings. Preeti runs the agency for both people with and without disabilities. Anjali was recruited as a trainee to shortlist CVs and further coordinate with the agency by vetting and shortlisting desirable CVs. She started with Preeti Monga on 9 October 2017. From December a stipend was instituted for her.

On a follow-up call, Ms. Monga informed that Anjali was very happy and doing a good job. Silver Linings have also taken care of her accommodation and food free of cost in their hostel. Once she completes 3 months, her work will be reviewed to finalize her confirmation in the job.