Dec 18, 2023

From Humble Beginnings to Healthcare Hero: Jyoti's Inspiring Story


In the small village of Kanker, Chhattisgarh, lives a young woman named Jyoti. Under a backdrop of tradition and societal expectations, Jyoti’s heart yearned for something more– a future in healthcare. Her dreams, though seemingly out of reach, ignited a spark within her, a desire to break free from the limitations set upon her and forge her own path.

It was during a stint as a volunteer with Pratham’s Hamara Gaon program, that Jyoti found her true calling – teaching young minds and nurturing their love for learning. With a strong sense of purpose, she embarked on a new chapter enrolling in Pratham’s Skilling program and moving to Raipur, a place that held both excitement and uncertainty.

Here, she immersed herself in the world of healthcare. In the practical classes, she learned quickly and honed her skills, from checking blood pressure to administering sugar tests. Each step brought her closer to her dream of becoming a healthcare professional. Despite the initial challenges and the disapproving voices of her neighbors, she remained strong. She knew that learning held the key to unlocking her dreams and transforming her life.

With unwavering determination, Jyoti completed her nursing assistant course, her hard work and perseverance paving the way for success. She secured a job at a homecare agency, earning a monthly salary of Rs. 9000. Her dedication and competence soon gained recognition, and her salary was increased to Rs. 11000.

Her story serves as a reminder that every child, regardless of their background or circumstances, deserves the opportunity to learn, grow, and pursue their dreams. With the right support and guidance, anything is possible.

Together, let’s encourage every young woman like Jyoti to chase her dreams with learning! Change lives through learning with Pratham by making a donation today.

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