Our Dharavi Runners Neelam, Mohsina, Zaiba and Mayur

Our Dharavi Runners Neelam, Mohsina, Zaiba and Mayur

This week we introduce to some of the youngest students and enthusiastic runners Neelam, Mohsina and Zaiba plus our caretaker Mayur.

Also Ashwini and Tushar who are two of the current YEP students and whom we presented in another blog article will join the Dharavi Dream Run Team. We are so happy to have so many dedicated students who enjoy to be a part of Reality Gives.

Eight of our Dharavi runners are already sponsored by our very generous supporters. Find out how you can sponsor our remaining enthusiastic participants from Dharavi including the YEP students we will introduce below on our website.

Neelam studies for her BCom and Guru Nanak Junior College in Dadar. She spends her mornings in lectures and comes to the YEP in the afternoons. She has no difficulty understanding English but lacks confidence when it comes to speaking. She would like to become a bank manager in the future. Neelam is creative and makes greetings cards for her friends and family in her spare time.

Mohsina would like lots of opportunities to practise her spoken English! She has a good understanding of English but she struggles to express herself. She hopes that the Youth Empowerment Program will really help her with this. She has passed the SSC and has since been doing a Mehndi (Henna) course. She loves to create beautiful designs and practices frequently at home. In the future she would like to take a tailoring course and she would ultimately like to have her own tailoring or Mehndi business. She will definitely stay in Dharavi, she says.

Zaiba came to YEP to improve her English and computer skills after completing the HSC in commerce and a tailoring course in Dharavi, both at the same time. Zaiba hopes to enrol on a telecommunications course at Bhavans College soon. She is a talented painter and wanted to become a graphic designer but her parents would prefer her to find a job in computing.

It didn’t really surprise us when Mayur said he wants to run the Half Marathon of 21km. Mayur is our non-stop caretaker of the Reception Centre, who never seems to spend more than 5 minutes in one place. He is the youngest member of staff, and also the most busiest, with a job description that can be described as ‘varied’. Most of the evenings you will still find him at the Reception Center’s computer to learn how to use photoshop. When he does have free time or for a chance takes it, no big surprise he likes to play some cricket and for some months, also and in the future, he wants to be a software engineer. He was born in Mumbai and stays in Kumbharwada, the pottery area, with his family, originally from Gujurat. Without Mayur Reality Gives and Reality Tours and Travel would loose one of its most important members! Unfortunately we couldn’t fullfill his wish to run the Half Marathon since he has no timing certificate. But he is also happy to represent Dharavi in the Dream Run Team.