A bright-eyed young girl walked into ANEW one day. Her name was Daisy Aruna, and it was the last day of her B.Sc. Chemistry course at college. Passionate about designing, she had heard about ANEW’s web designing course from a friend, and wanted to join it. Although the course was already underway at ANEW, seeing her eagerness, she was allowed to enrol. Daisy’s work vindicated the trust the ANEW staff placed in her. After Basic IT, she joined the DTP course at ANEW. A session by a Polaris employee in design expanded her mind. Her attitude and sincerity led her to attend an interview at Polaris, which resulted in a job offer.
“Subbaiyan sir had taught us the importance of being truthful. So during the interview, I informed the interviewer that I still had to clear one paper in my college exam.” She believes this honesty won her the job that day. Currently, 3 yrs. hence, she is proud that her salary has increased considerably! Daisy credits ANEW for the turn her life took. She is a first generation girl graduate from her family. Though her parents were supportive, her uncles and aunts were sceptical. She exemplifies the point that even with education, talented girls need an organisation like ANEW to channelize their creativity, give them appropriate training and the right exposure to find a footing in the world.