Manjeet comes from a dysfunctional family and has been bringing himself up from a very young age. And because of this, he ended up taking decisions that were counterproductive and destructive to his own growth. He chose to drop out of his school thinking that it was pointless. He was always in bad company and would end up making regular trips to the police station. When he started playing Ultimate Frisbee he came across a different set of peers where he saw a lot of drive and determination. In the beginning, he would get aggressive and fight for the smallest of issues. He did not understand how to communicate in a polite and peaceful manner. Thankfully, the peer influence positively rubbed off on him and he understood the importance of values such as discipline and hardwork.
He beautifully symbolises our pay it forward model, from a juvenile delinquent to a kind hearted person who is invested in helping others.
He always had a strong drive but he lacked direction and guidance. Thanks to his teammates, he understood the value of education and he enrolled himself into open school on his own will and successfully completed his 10th and 12th. He was always working odd meaningless jobs since dropping out of school but with Ultimate Frisbee, he found a new purpose. He joined us as a youth coach and worked with children at Sangam Vihar and Zamrudpur. His eagerness to learn and upskill himself also drove him to learn basic computer skills and take up the bookkeeping role at Y-Ultimate as well. He attended Decathlon drive and was dropped in the final stage. He took feedback from the recruiter to work on himself and get through the next recruitment drive as a part-time employee. He beautifully symbolises our pay it forward model, from a juvenile delinquent to a kind hearted person who is invested in helping others.
6 month update: He has been successfully working at Decathlon for the last 6 months now and has moved on from his probationary period. He was also kind enough to use his employee discounts amounting to over INR 10,000 and buy 50 discs to help us with our outreach programs.