Meet Vanitha, the lady trailblazer among Malayapulaya students
When she descended from the mountains to the metro city, she knew she had a purpose- to achieve and inspire. Vanitha's home is on the far high mountains of Marayur, in a tribal hamlet of Karimutty inhabited by the Malayapulaya community. Today her hamlet has their first MBA graduate in Vanitha.
The story of the young woman who set out to hunt down her fortune is peppered with struggles and high points of hard work and inspired achievements. Giving all credit to her mother who is her rock, she says, " My mother is an active hard working woman who is in the forefront of all that happens in my hamlet. Without her I would have been nowhere.'
Her father Vasu, a daily wage labourer and her mother Lakshmi had no means to send her to school after tenth. But resolute as she is and with the support of her friend Surya and Surya's family, she proceeded to achieve her dream of higher education.
Vanitha is working with a private company in a metro city today and back home she is the inspiration for many to break the glass ceiling and fly out of the confines they find themselves in. Her next target is a high government job while continuing with her current job as well.