Why am I fundraising?
A wide section of destitute and economically backward women, have dependents with a twinkle in their eyes and want to stand on their own feet, become economic independent & self-reliant. What they lack the opportunity, to reach their dreams!! We provide them that platform to train & transform, free of charge to the trainees.
One such, initial initiative adopted by us is training Women Taxi Drivers since 2007 free of cost to the trainees especially belonging to the economically backward strata of the society. Most of these women who joined our fleet work with us for a short period mainly to gain experience and thereafter become enterpreuners or home chaffeurs or run their own private tourist services.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
SKILL BUILDING TRAINING
We provide women with adequate vocational trainings in
- Driving Skills for commercial driving(ongoing training since 2007)
- Rugna Sevika(Home Health Aid),
- Pre selection preparatory training for Police Constables,
- Private security Guard training
These are scheduled to begin by 1st April 2015 alongwith, placement opportunities, to the said participating trainees.
We would like to share the experience of some of our women drivers as to how Priyadarshini Taxi Service has changed their lives.
Rajishwari Gopireddy, 34 years, earlier a house keeping staff, 6 years with Priyadarshini Taxi Service says, “The payment was good with Priyadarshini Taxi. I have daily cash in hand as compared to earlier when I had to wait till the end of the month for hard cash and now my family doesn’t have to wait for anything. I am able to pay my bills regularly and have also started to save for my children’s future.”
Sushma Pasi, 25 years, earlier was at home looking for work, 5 years with Priyadarshini Taxi Service says, “I read about Priyadarshini Taxi in the newspaper and also was told by a friend. I liked driving and always had my mother’s support. I have made my own house from my money and firmly believe that ‘Work is Worship’. I feel very proud to be a part of the Priyadarshini Taxi Service and I am proud of ladies driving. I am very happy today.”
Saroj Shivam, 45 years, had been driving earlier with another taxi service, 5 years with Priyadarshini Taxi Service says, “I had heard about Priyadarshini Taxi Service and knew it was a good company, so I decided to quit my earlier company to join here. I have an excellent Lady Boss, she gives us total independence in our work. The more you work, the more you can earn. There is no work pressure on us. I have a big family with 4 children and because of the financial freedom; I am able to educate all my children very well. This job has brought about a lot of changes in my family life.”
Sushma Hiwale, 41 years, 7 years with Priyadarshini Taxi Service, was earlier a graphic designer and being strongly recommended to come and look at the opportunity with Priyadarshini Taxi Service by a family friend says, “I came to take a look. I had heard about the concept of women driving and I personally like to drive and travel, so I decided to join this company. It gives me good money, allows me to go places and meet with people from all walks of life. I have gained so many new experiences being with this company. I got the opportunity to take around with me the Lady Mayor of London and I felt very proud. All this, I feel would not have been possible anywhere else.”
and Somaiya Pathan, 31 years, 4 years with Priyadarshini Taxi Service, was a housewife earlier doing tailoring jobs and running a beauty parlour says, “After the unfortunate death of my husband, I was referred to this company by one of the drivers. I really thank everyone in this company as this opportunity has totally transformed my life for good. It has been a boon in my life. I suggest every woman should gather courage and come forward to participate in this life changing opportunity. I have 2 daughters and am independently able to take care of all their needs.”