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.