“Smile has given me hope and STeP has helped me dream big.”
Fathima’s father, a hard working man worked day and night to feed his family and educate his children. Fathima has two sisters who are still studying and after Fathima passed her 12th standard it became very hard for her father to support the education of all three of his daughters. Fathima as a result dropped further studies and began looking for a job.
Her lack of technical knowledge and English speaking skills proved to be a major hurdle. She struggled to find a good job until she found out about Smile Foundation’s STeP programme from a friend. Fathima enrolled for the six months course and honed her English speaking skills and computer skills. The personality development classes helped her groom her manners. Armed with this set of skills Fathima landed a job as Computer Operator cum sales person at a well known jewelry shop.
Fathima now helps her father in managing the household and providing for her sisters’ education. And is thankful to STeP for infusing confidence and zeal to work hard, in her.