Sulbha has recently married and settled in Dharavi with her husband’s family. She thinks that English language skills will be very important if she has children in the future. She also feels these skills are essential for any job. She would be particularly interested in working in a library. In her free time, she likes to read newspapers and books in English, Hindi or Marathi.
Anand is studying for his S.S.C. in a private college and will take his exams this summer. He is Amalin’s younger brother, and his family is originally from Tamil Nadu. He would like a government job in the future, perhaps in shipping, and will need to be able to communicate fluently in English in order to achieve his goal. In fact, he feels that English will be an advantage in any job application process. In his free time, Anand enjoys playing cricket.
Prabhawathi hopes that taking part in this course will allow her to teach her family in the future. She’d like to be able to help both her younger siblings and her children, when they get older, with their English. She was unable to take her S.S.C. exams, because she had an accident on the morning of the exam and ended up in hospital. Unfortunately, now she is married and has small childen, she cannot
continue her education.
Moij’s future career is his top priority. So far, he has completed his S.S.C. in a Hindi-medium school and has recently transferred to English-medium. He now needs to learn English quickly! He is interested in pursuing his studies in mechanical engineering, and would like to focus on car repairs. Moij would also like to work as a tour guide in the future – possibly for Reality Tours and Travel! Moij is extremely busy, attending the Youth Empowerment Program as well as a computer course in Marine Lines. Sometimes he also helps his brother, who is a tailor.