Bhagirathi M
Name:
Bhagirathi M
Age:
24
Nature of disability:
Polio
Educational qualification:
SSLC with Diploma in Commercial Practice.

Background: Bhagirathi was affected by polio in her both legs when she was a year old. She uses a caliper and elbow crutch for mobility. She comes from a rural community in Belguam District, Karnataka. She was identified through print media. She is one of three siblings in the family. She has completed her basic education till Class 10 and a 3-year Diploma in Commercial Practice. But when she started searching for jobs, she could not find a suitable employment due to a gap in communication skills.

APD intervention: She joined the 1-year Diploma in Office Management at APD. She was financially supported to complete her training, receive therapy and undergo a surgery for mobility. She is now able to walk comfortably with the support of crutches. During her training, she was given inputs on life skills and pre-employment skills through on-the-job training.

She is currently employed with a private sector company as a customer service associate with support of APD and is pursuing her B.Com through correspondence.

Future plan: She would like to complete her B.Com and work as part of international voice process and financially support her parents.