Just a little over a year ago, Pankaj visited PCI’s drop-in center in Nizamuddin, Delhi, for the first time. This drop-in center is conveniently located next to a railway station, making the center accessible to many homeless youth. At the center, participants have the chance to gain remedial life skills.
Pankaj frequently participated in English and computer skills classes at the center, and quickly excelled in his coursework. For Pankaj, this success was gratifying: “I was improving my abilities and improving myself—and that made me very excited.” At Nizamuddin, Pankaj found that he could supplement and build upon the education that he receives in school.
During a visit to Nizamuddin, a Senior PCI staff member had the chance to meet Pankaj. While this student had already impressed all of the trainers at the drop-in center, this PCI employee was particularly interested in Pankaj’s academic talents. The Senior staff member offered Pankaj a job as a peer educator at Nizamuddin, and Pankaj eagerly accepted the position.