Healthcare service reaching homes

28 May 2021

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented suffering and anxiety to mankind. The world has been reeling under this deadly disease for more than a year. Despite several tiresome research and medicinal experiments, this disease is continuing to harm the human race by mutating. At this time of emergency, providing timely and speedy medical assistance is of paramount importance.

At this hour of need, Agadandi Rani from Suddala Village in Rajanna Sircilla District of Telangana state has been providing nursing assistance at homes of needy people. But for merely a high school girl, becoming a nurse was not an easy achievement.


Rani could not go for further studies because of the poor financial condition of her family. Her father is a vegetable vendor and her mother is an agricultural labourer. It was difficult to run livelihood with such meagre income. She wanted to take up a job to support her family and the financial constraints. But her lack of education and employability skills came in the way of securing a decent job.

Despite her will to do something for earning, she was unable to find a job that could secure her financially. After hunting for a while, she came to know about GMR Varalakshmi Foundation and its vocational training programmes.

GMRVF's vocational training initiative works towards bridging the skill gap between employers and those who seek employment, creating livelihood opportunities for the unemployed and unskilled people in the country. The foundation strongly believes that building and nurturing skills amongst youth, especially women, is key to making a difference in their lives and society. With this belief, the foundation works towards channelizing youth and women towards entrepreneurship and livelihood development, so that they may participate equitably in economic progress.

Rani, along with her father, visited the centre in Nagaram village, which is just 5 km away from her native village, interacted with existing trainees and faculties to understand the courses offered. Impressed with the training being offered free of cost for rural poor and also the security arrangements for female trainees at the centre, she decided to enrol for the Home Health Aide course. She received training in home nursing along with communication skills and soft skills.

Upon successful completion of the program, GMRVF also arranged on-the-job training for her at a reputed hospital for providing critical care to needy patients. Even during the pandemic situation, she has been providing nursing services when it was needed the most. Today, Rani is not only earning a decent salary but is also working in Hyderabad as a Home Health Assistant through the Indian Red Cross Society.