I am Soumya maryzacharias. Theory with out practice and practice with out theory is meaning less. Through the “Deshpande Foundation” fellowship programme(DFP) I realized the imporrtance of skills development. This fellowship is giving the real life experience to me. I am really enjoying the programme. On the other hand the Deshpande foundation focussing on the indivisual skills development. I joined the fellowship programme in June-2008. Prior to fellowship, had been working as a fund raising commitee member in “Green Peace foundation”. In fellowship programme I came to know about opportunites and challenges in different sector as education, health,livelihood, education and micro finance relavently. I came in contact with successful entrepreneurs and resource persons, they shared their own experience with us and inspired a lot.