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Puspanjali Sahoo

Cuttack, Odisha

Bandhan’s hospitality course has not only helped me in honing new skills at work, but it has also given me a holistic outlook towards life. I am thankful to Bandhan-Konnagar for the opportunities.

Puspanjali’s journey is a story of inspiration. With an impetus from Bandhan-Konnagar, Puspanjali has been able to create a self-reliant ecosystem around herself.

She was born into meagre means. Her father had a small grocery shop and his income was insufficient to lead a life of adequacy. Soon upon completing high school, she wished to shoulder some of the household responsibilities.

At this juncture, Puspanjali heard about Bandhan Skill Development Centre (BSDC) and the various courses it offered that could open up avenues for upskilling herself and earning a decent living. As an individual, Puspanjali likes to meet new people, and interact with them. Based on her personality and through the counselling process, Puspanjali decided to pursue the hospitality course. It was the best fit for her profile and background. 

Besides learning the nuances of hospitality, she has also been able to widen her computer skills and other soft skills like spoken English. What made a world of difference in her learning process was the on-the-job training experience at WoW Momo. Her performance during the on-the-job training was so promising that Wow Momo offered her for a full time job upon successful completion of the course. Since then, there has been no looking back for her.

She is now a Customer Service Associate at Wow Momo. Through her grit and determination, Puspanjali is a high performing employee and she was recognised as the employee of the month, and not just once but multiple times.

Her hard-work and perseverance has made her an independent woman, earning a formidable living. She is now married and has two daughters. As her husband is currently unemployed, she shoulders all responsibilities of the family. She also takes care of her parents, like she used to do prior to marriage. Many young women in her community look up to her an as inspiration.