Saleem Kheraj

NOWPDP Alumnus

I was asked to leave the company where I gave my 20 years just because I lost my eyesight. For the last 5 years, I have given many interviews and the worst part was the moment when I had to face my little daughter every time I came back home. She would always ask, Papa, how was your interview. Did they pass or fail you? In 2019, I got to know about NOWPDP and quickly enrolled in their Call Center Course. This was the first time I got to know that persons with visual disabilities can use computers. I was sure, my life is going to change.

After the completion of the training, it was again a testing time because I hardly heard back from the organizations where I gave interviews. When I got a call for a second interview at HRSG after a long wait I was much tensed. More than anything, I was thinking what I will say to my daughter if this becomes another disappointment but things changed, and I was offered a job on the spot. I saw my designation and my salary and I couldn’t control my tears; for three days straight, I had my offer letter with me and it felt like a dream. More than anything, I had an answer to the question of my little daughter that they have passed your father in the test.