Sushmita Sushil Biswas a 19 year old girl belongs to a small village in the southern part of Maharashtra, Gadchiroli district. Sushmita lives with her family; her father is a farmer, mother a housewife and a brother who studies in school. She passed Grade 10th and 12th with good marks and wanted to study further. But staying in Gadchiroli, gave her no scope and opportunities of further studies. As economically her father could not afford to support the cost for her further studies.
One day a mobilizer from District Skill Development Organization met her father and informed him about Pratham’s Hospitality training program and how it was benefitting many young adults like Sushmita. After learning about the program Sushmita’s father went home and told Sushmita.
She was very happy and excited to know about the program and so Sushmita and her parents decided to send her to PACE Hospitality Training in Satara.
When she first arrived at PACE Hospitality Training Centre, Satara. She was very happy; she made new friends and, decided to train in Food and Beverage Service Specialisation. Sushmita learned Computer and English. During her training Sushmita actively participated in all activities, competition and assignments. She passed her final exam with excellent marks; her teachers at the training centre were very much impressed by her hard work and calibre.