A Golden smile - A brave heart

lailagardaCIP
Posted October 1, 2019 from India
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Her grit and determination in spite of being differently abled inspired many more in the organization Helplife in Pune india

Helplife - is a NGO working towards underprivileged and differently abled girls and women. Helplife - a public charitable trust was officially registered with the government of India on 2nd June, 1999. (Registration number is E-2856). We are also eligible for tax exemption under Section 80G.  The organisation also have FCRA.

The mission statement is “Helplife endeavours to enrich the lives of the underprivileged community through precise research, focused intervention, professionalism, and innovative rehabilitation programs in diverse areas focusing on physical and emotional well being.”

Helplife is currently working actively for differently abled girls through their innovative internship programme with the express purpose of mainstreaming them into society by empowering them to become professionals and independent members of society. This programme addresses physical, mental and social rehabilitation of the interns that have come from impoverished backgrounds with no educational or financial support.

Ujwala today is a 30-year-old woman who had passed out from Help Life through the in-house programme in the year 2011. She has 60% disability due to polio. Her native place is Chalisgaon, Jalgaon in Maharashtra India arural area.Her parents are farmers. She has 1 brother and 3 sisters. Two have got married.

She wanted to become a Social welfare officer. She came to know about Help Life from Zilla Parishad district Government office. After she joined Helplife she completed her Masters in social work (MSW) with specialization in Women & Child development. After completing her MSW with support of Helplife, she worked as a programme officer with Helplife for 3 years. She worked silently and confidently and encouraged all the girls in Helplife to reach newer career heights and study hard to make their place in society. Ujwala had a winning way with the girls and her attitude was of understanding and quiet perseverance. She has the most charming smile and won many hearts in the organization and outside with her quiet and determined focus.

She then got married and stays with her husband (IT professional) and gave birth to a baby boy. She again joined Helplife as a program officer and contributes to her family income.

This story was submitted in response to GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.

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Jill Langhus
Oct 02
Oct 02

Hi Laila,

How are you doing? What an inspiring story. Thanks so much for sharing Ujwala's story. I love these kind of empowering, achievement over obstacle stories. It must be very rewarding to be a part of Help Life and to see all these women growing and thriving:-) Does Help Life have a website and/or social media page(s) to like/follow?

Hope you're doing well, and having a great day and week!

Anita Shrestha
Oct 02
Oct 02

Dear Laila
Thank you for sharing about your project. In deed you are doing good work, keep it

Lisbeth
Oct 02
Oct 02

Dear Laila,
It's a great achievement with your organization. I am very glad to hear your organization is tax free. That's is amazing. If I may ask does an organization have to reach an achievement to be tax free?
Great story of Uwaja, and I hope one day she will share her own post on world pulse here for us to read.
Have a great day.
Regards

Dawn Arteaga
Oct 02
Oct 02

What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing!

Anita Shrestha
Oct 03
Oct 03

Nice to see dawn

Hello, sister Laila,

What an inspiring story this is! I am so grateful for organizations like Helplife that gives empowerment to people who are differently-abled. We need more organizations like this. I'm so happy to read about Ujwala's story, from a Helplife recipient to a Program Officer. Wow! I love stories of transformation. :)

Thank you for sharing this with us. Looking forward to reading more from you!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Laila,
Thank you so much for your post and keep doing what you do. All the best in your endeavors.
Have a great day

Kathy Dixon Crowley
Oct 03
Oct 03

Laila, What an inspiring post. I get a real sense for a brave young women and the work you are all doing in the community!

Beth Lacey
Oct 06
Oct 06

A lovely success story

Manasa Ram Raj
Nov 07
Nov 07

Hi Laila, thank you for sharing this story! Inspiring and lovely!