Name:
Maruthi Hanumappa Gorebal
Age:
22
Nature of disability:
Polio
Educational qualification:
Std 10

Background: Maruthi is from a small district in North Karnatakaand is affected by polio. His parents are daily wage laborers. He has completed basic education till Class 10 after which he faced a difficulty in studyingand hence discontinuedhis education. He used to walk with a hand-to-knee gait andwas extremely shy to interact with people. He speaks less and is very well-mannered.

APD intervention: He came to know of APD when a camp was held at Ron taluk and he finally decided to jointhe horticulture training program.He has completed the 10-month non-formal job orientation at APD. He has undergone surgery for his polio-affected leg recently, after which he does not have a hand-to-knee gait and he is able to walk without support.