From ragpicking to permanent respected job

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Prosenjit was recommended to Future Hope by Dr Jack Preger of Calcutta Rescue, another NGO working with the poorest of the poor in Kolkata. Prosenjit’s father was a ragpicker and his son used to help his father with his work. Dr Preger asked if Prosenjit could be given a chance at Future Hope.

Prosenjit wasn’t a very academic student but he struggled through to a place in Class VIII. Throughout the school he was known for his politeness and good manners.

Pest Control India, a noted company which had been associated with Future Hope in pest control in the homes, contacted us. Mr Sumit Dutta, the Manager, used to make regular visits to Future Hope and had become attached to the kids. One day he asked if we had a good, honest and hard working boy who could help him with his PCI assignments.

We sent Prosenjit for an interview which he successfully negotiated and he was asked to join PCI as an apprentice in April 2007. From that date Prosenjit has worked his heart out and his honesty and perseverance have reaped dividends because today he is a well respected worker in the company. He has been confirmed as a permanent employee of Pest Control India.

Note: As a "permanent employee" Prosenjit has his future assured. He is protected not only by the company he works for but also by the labour laws of West Bengal. To be made permanent is a mark of trust by an employer that many can only dream of.



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