Sri Guman Majhi                                                                                                                                                                                                Daily wage labour (Helper) to tiller Masson.

I have purchased my dreamed smartphone and also spending medical expenses of my mother. Now the said intervention is a source of inspiration to the unemployed youths of my native Gram Panchayat. So, all of my friends & relatives saying that My dream for a “Mason Worker” did not go in smoke.

Guman Majhi aged about 21, and 10th pass, unemployed youth of village Pawanrtala of  Nuapada Block, under Nuapada district of Odisha. He has one sister, parents & Grand Mother. Their livelihoods depend on agriculture labour & daily wages. In fact, Guman was interested in Mason work. But, nobody recognized him without having any trained skill in this sector. So, he use to work as a helper of any Mason.

When PARDA Partner with TATA Trusts started its intervention through “Skill Initiative for Informal Sector workers”, it prepared a database of all unemployed youths and registered with the help of Skill Mitras, where the name of Guman Majhi came in front. He came forward to participate in counselling for his skill development on 15th January 2017.

His aim was to be an advanced Mason in his area and to make this a livelihood on regular basis. But due to his poor financial condition neither take any professional training nor availed any opportunity for doing this. He arranged all documents with facilitation of PARDA, Skill Staffs & joined in three months Tailing Worker (Mason) Course at L&T Panvel Mumbai.

Finally, he successfully completed the 3 months course and possessed skill Mason & Certificate from L&T Company and also Joining Order for Tailing worker(Mason) Post offered by the said Company at Bhainder Samruddi Project, Near salon hospital, Mumbai.

Now he is getting Rs.12000/- (Excluding food & Health Facility) as his honorarium per month and saying everyone,  “I gained strength, courage, and confidence in my work, This confidence has given me the courage to pursue my dreams for a trained“Tiling Mason” in my village.