Project: CHI Prayas Cradle-to-Career Program, New Delhi, India

Priyanka and her family live in a New Delhi slum, where her father works as a driver. With very little income coming into the home, the family struggled to make ends meet while affording basic treatment for the mother’s critical kidney disease.

Priyanka began attending classes at CHI-Prayas: first, computer applications, then English speaking and life skills. Not only did the courses give Priyanka practical skills but they increased her confidence dealing with people outside of where she grew up.

Now Priyanka is employed as an office assistant in a local company, bringing more resources into her household and creating a means to her own financial independence.