Innovations in Rural Skilling

DDU-GKY Foreign Placement Digest Edition


Candidate Name: Joicee Devi

Joicee from Punjab Grill Lite Bite Foods Dubai who spoke to our Prime Minister, has made Manipur proud once again. She has been awarded the “Superstar of the Quarter”.Joicee was trained by PIA Visan Hospitality Under DDU-GKY Manipur SRLM and is currently placed at Dubai.



Rural Youth (Boys & Girls) embarking upon a career have dreams to come out from Poverty trajectory. It is true that despite the various challenges, if you have will, you can win.

Beauty is one of them, who started her journey through DDU-GKY training currently placed in Dubai and earning ₹*78,400/Month*. She started her 1st job in 2018 having ₹8,500/Month.

This interview may motivate many of our Target Group.


Candidate Name: Muhammed Favas

Candidate Name: SANAL G P


Name: Akoijam Manouba Singh

Place: Imphal West, Manipur
Job Location: Bartender-SLS, DUBAI, ABU DHABI
Salary: Salary 78k pm


Overseas Placements


Goodluck International Training Institute P Ltd , Tamil Nadu ,has trained and placed 14 candidates in Singapore.


MK Rukshana

Miss MK Rukshana completed the 8 months training course in Food &Beverage Service at    Gyanjyoti FoundationImphal under DDUGKY. She got  recruited at  Hotel Lazdana” Bengaluru Karnataka as Front Office Associate where she worked for 1 year and recently she got a new job overseas at “Al Khoory Sky Garden” Dubai.

Training trade & PIA: Food and Beverage Service, Gyanjyoti Foundation Ayangpalli Road Wangkhei,Imphal East Manipur 795005.

Residence: Lilong Thoubal District Manipur.

Current Employer: Al Khoory Sky Garden, Dubai.

Job Position: Joined as Hostess

Salary:  1770  Dirhams

I would like to express my gratitude towards Gyanjyoti Foundation for the unwavering support, Manipur State Rural Livelihood Mission (MSRLM) and Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) for giving the youths an opportunity to accomplished a skill development training and for the constant help and support which help me reach where I am today.

Puyam Basantakumar Success Story:

Name : Puyam Basantakumar

Residence: Thoubal Kshetri Leikai, Thoubal Manipur.

Training trade & PIA : F & B GSA (Guest Service Associate)- Gyanjyoti Foundation, Ayangpalli Road,Wangkhei Imphal East 795005.

Current Employer : Pizza Di Rocco Restaurant, Abu Dhabi.

Job: Joined  as ” Steward “

Salary: 1770 Dirhams

Mr. Basantakumar had completed his 8 months training course on “Food & Beverage Service Hospitality”. After successfully completing his training in both theory and OJT , he got selected as a “Steward” in “Chennai Super Kings” Restaurant which is one of the reputed chain of Restaurant in our country, India.His salary was Rs 16,000. After working there for 6 months in the Restaurant he applied for job overseas and got selected at Pizza Di Rocco, Abu Dhabi.

In his own words : I, Puyam Basantakumar came to know about this free training course  by DDU-GKY at Gyanjyoti Foundation, Imphal and got lots of opportunities like free food & accommodation. It helped me build my confidence. A heartfelt thanks to Manipur State Rural Livelihood Mission (MSRLM) and Ministry of Rural Development (MORD) for fulfilling my dream, now I am helping my family and i am really happy and content with my job.

MD Waris Success Story

Residence : Lilong Haoreibi Lou Mamang Manipur.

Training trade & PIA: Food & Beverage Service

Gyanjyoti Foundation, Ayangpalli Road Wangkhei, Imphal East, Manipur 795005

Current Employer: Pizza Di Rocco Restaurant, Abu Dhabi.

Job Position: Steward.

Salary: 1250 Dirhams

Md Waris completed his 8 months training course on Food and Beverage Service from Gyanjyoti  Foundation ,Manipur. He was very attentive in class and punctual. Even though he was trained for F&B Service, the interviewer got really impressed with his performance during his interview as he was smart & confident coupled with a very good communicating skills and so he got selected as Steward at “Chennai Super Kings”Restaurant, Chennai with a salary of Rs 16,000 per month and worked there for 6 months. He applied for job overseas and got selected at “Pizza DI Rocco” Abu Dhabi. Once he got placed he was very much dedicated towards his work. He is very hard working and dedicated towards his job and career.

Md Waris’words:

“I am very pleased and honoured that I got the opportunity to train myself at Gyanjyoti Foundation under DDU-GKY. This Skill development program has given me so much and through this I got my first job. Words fail to express how grateful I am to the team of Gyanjyoti Foundation, Manipur State Rural Livelihood Mission (MSRLM) and Ministry of Rural Development (MORD) who had helped me whenever I had doubts and need advices. Thank you all for being always supportive and leading me towards a better and bright future”


Success Story of Silvia Mangte Kom, ROOH Restaurant Split, Coratia

Candidate brief: From Pallel, Kakching district, she belongs to BPL family, parent’s household income is 7000 and they are cultivators. Her prior educational qualification is 12th standard.

In her own words: “I joined DDU-GKY in 2021 and completed 6 months training in Malom. I started my career as Butler in Taj Agra. I am currently working in Coratia outside India as Waiter earning 60,000 per month and I am able to help my family and secure a bright future ahead. Now I am financially independent and helping my 3 siblings study further. I thank MoRD, MSRLM & Basics Institute, Malom for providing such opportunities through DDU-GKY project for the underprivileged like us and giving us an opportunity to shine.

Foreign Placement: Name: Kamesh Ghanshyam Pawar

Name: Kamesh Ghanshyam Pawar

Place: At post Mendki, Taluka Mahur, Maharashtra-431721

PIA : Naik Foundation Bhiwandi

Trade: Food & Beverages

Current Employer: Hotel Millennium Dubai.

Current Address: Millennium Central Downtown, P.O Box 115138, AI Asayel Street, Business Bay, Dubai- UAE

Joining Date: 30 Sept 2023

Job Position : F&B Steward

Salary: 2000 AED /- (Emirati Dirham) (Rs. 45310/-)

Background of the Candidate: Kamesh Pawar, son of Ghanshyam Pawar. Lived in Mendki, Taluka Mahur District- Nanded. Kamesh completed high school but due to financial problems he had to drop his studies and started looking for a job. As his family income was less than Rs.7000 per month, he was the only ray of hope for his parents. Programmatic intervention: When he got an opportunity to intern in the hotel industry, he was a part of Kalyan Bhiwandi DDUGKY- Maharashtra PIA Naik Foundation’s group. He is now in Dubai. He likes interacting with new guests and he has now been selected in Hotel Millennium in Dubai and he is very happy about this choice. In his own words: I got selected in Millennium Inn Dubai. All thanks to DDU-GKY(SMU) & Naik Foundation for shaping and supporting me and my family’s future also providing wonderful opportunity to me to showcase my talent.


Krishna Kumar’s journey from Vaishali to Japan

 It is inspiring to hear him say, “आज मैं अपने पैरों पर खड़ा होकर अपने परिवार का भरण-पोषण कर रहा हूं।”

DDU-GKY’s intervention has visibly transformed the life  of Krishna Kumar, a resident of Jandaha, Vaishali District in Bihar who belongs to a BPL family of four members who were totally dependent on the income of their father. His income was barely enough to run the family. Krishna, an optimist and hard worker, completed his basic schooling in his village and passed 10th grade in 2018. He was idle in his village. He got information about the DDU-GKY project from a mobilizer and was informed that Vision India Services Pvt Ltd in Muzaffarpur was running a project where he could receive placement-oriented training, food, and other benefits for free. He visited the center to learn more about the project and his future career prospects. He got enrolled in the Fitter-Fabrication trade and was placed at Minda Furukawa Electric Pvt. Ltd. in Bawal, Haryana, at a salary of Rs. 8542/- per month after completing the course in March 2019. He then received the opportunity to work at Motherson Sumi System Limited and has been employed there for the past three years. He has now been promoted and transferred to Japan as a quality instructor, where he earns a monthly salary of Rs. 43088/- (78000 Yen JPY). He sends money home every month, being the first employed person in his family.

Name: Apphia Shimray

Ms. Apphia Shimray  from VISAN HOSPITALITY got Foreign placement in Japan under the partnership with NSDC International.

“Recent foreign placements from Manipur”


9 Candidates from Naik Foundation, Nanded Maharashtra placed in Dubai

Four DDUGKY girls leaving for Dubai to start a new journey of their life. They are selected by the Landmark Group who have a strong presence in the Middle East

1. Ms Mori Devi Huirem AED 1900 2. Ms Somirin Phinao AED 1900 3. Ms Shagolsem Chingkheinganbi Chanu AED 1900 4. Ms Niangdeinuam Jenny AED 2010 From Visan Hospitality Gurugram, PIA of DDU-GKY Manipur State.They are selected by the Landmark Group who have a strong presence in the Middle East .

Author: DDUGKY-Admin