I was born in a slum community in Kolkata.

Fortunately, a local project intervened, and I began to receive an education at a respected English medium school. However, my family continued to face a lot of challenges, particularly with their finances, and so my parents asked for help from the boys’ home that was also ran by the project, and I went to live there.

I want to say thank you so much to all the Pursuit supporters for their help and love.

At this home, I found a safe place to stay where I could focus on my studies. I enjoyed being in a community with the other boys and grew in confidence.

When it was my time to leave the home, I was concerned about what to do next as I still needed to complete my studies. But I became a part of RAMP. I began by sharing a home with a few other boys, and I have been able to continue my a-level equivalents. I am now working as a apprentice under a very well-known and reputed International Company called JCV International in Jamshedpur. I’m staying with my elder brother, getting a decent salary, and after three or four months of training I will be working as permanent staff. Soon I will be settled as an independent person in my community and able to be a provider and support to my family in Kolkata.

RAMP has helped to take some of the burden, and has provided me a shelter. It has helped with my education so that I could continue my studies, as well as this new exciting step. I want to say thank you so much to all the Pursuit supporters for their help and love.