After joining Diya, Girish made steady progress in areas of household management, personal care, interpersonal skills and vocational training. Over the last few months, through the lockdown, Girish has had regular classes with his Trainer, Shirley Metline, over video calls. Being in touch with his Trainer on a daily basis has helped Girish put into practice at home, a lot of the lessons and training he had received at Diya. He continues to help his Mother in household chores and other activities around the home. Along with this, Girish makes newspaper bags, a skill he picked up at Diya. It keeps him gainfully occupied. It is also a matter of joy that in these difficult times, Girish has found a customer for his bags – a well wisher who comes by and picks it up from him. He is rewarded with a little pocket money for his efforts.