Head Held High | Chandana’s Transformation Story – Breaking gender stereotypes and taking action
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Chandana’s Transformation Story – Breaking gender stereotypes and taking action

Chandana from Tharabenahalli, Tumkur District is the first batch trainee of 2007 at Head Held High Foundation. Before Head Held High Training , Chandana stayed with her parents in her village. As her family was poverty struck, it was very difficult for her parents to send 3 of their children to school. They put all their efforts to send Chandana to school and she completed her 12th standard with average marks. She aspired to become a teacher and support her family. But due to her low marks, she couldn’t get through the teacher training. She continued to help her mother in household chores and also worked in the farm. She had lost all hopes in life.

Chandana’s Head Held High Journey

Chandana from Tharabenahalli, Tumkur District is the first batch trainee of 2007 at Head Held High Foundation. Before Head Held High Training , Chandana stayed with her parents in her village. As her family was poverty struck, it was very difficult for her parents to send 3 of their children to school. They put all their efforts to send Chandana to school and she completed her 12th standard with average marks. She aspired to become a teacher and support her family. But due to her low marks, she couldn’t get through the teacher training. She continued to help her mother in household chores and also worked in the farm. She had lost all hopes in life.

Chandana’s plans for the future

Currently, Chandana works as a trainer at Head Held High Foundation in Tumkur. After 6 months of Head Held High Training, she worked in many roles like – Data entry operator, Team leader, Supervisor in BPO, handling Accounts and admin in Magic Wand. She was not satisfied with her work. As her dream was to teach and create more opportunity in villages, she decided to start a training center in Tumkur. She also started branches in Sira and Mysore. She handled 3 branches and 5 to 6 batches at a time. Chandana has so far trained more than 300 students. It has been a satisfying feeling for her as she has impacted over 300 families. Chandana says “I want to be the girl who makes your bad day better. The girl that makes you say my life has changed since I met her”.