Arrived at the beginning of Sita, they have a determining role, here.
Laskmi, our receptionist
She welcomes you with a smile and good humour from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.
Born in Pondicherry, she is a woman full of energy. She grew up in a big family. Whereas she wanted to become a beautician, she had to study English then computer software. She started her career as receptionist in an international tissue company. When her first daughter was born, she resigned to dedicate her time to educate her daughters. After the tsunami in 2004, she was the home-incharge in a French house which provides help to orphans who had lost their parent in this tragedy. Thanks to her husband who motivated her to find a new job, she integrated SITA in 2012.
Her mission is to answer phones and book appointment for activities. She manages the planning and checks if teachers are available too.
Interested in culture and art tradition of her own country, she takes pleasure to inform you about Sita's actvities and Puducherry. This job is a way to her to discover foreign cultures and also travel.
She knows SITA’s house like the back of her hand and everybody here. That’s why SITA is like her second family.
Uma, our housekeeper
She is the one who takes care of the house and maintains it nice and clean.
Uma is born and grew up in Pondicherry surrounded by her 4 brothers and 3 sisters. At 19, she got married and few years later, she brought one boy and one girl into the world. To support her family needs, Uma started to look for a job without degree, and learned by her relative that a recent association was looking for a housekeeper.
Uma entered at Sita in 2011, from its opening. She comes from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm to maintain the garden, clean working areas, and draw the Kolam at the doorstep. She puts incense and animates the traditional rituals of our Indian House.
At Sita, she relaxes and finds comfort. Coming here is a way for her to change her mind and forget everything. She is very happy to work here because she loves Sita team with whom she laughs and exchanges. She loves her work because her tasks are very clear; her favourite one is to take care of the botanic garden: she loves flowers so much.
When she arrived, she did not know one word in English, now she can exchange few words in a conversation!
Thanks to Sita, Uma has found her own way.