But Arun was clear that with determination, commitment and strength of mind, he will be able to empower himself one day. At this juncture, he came to know through one of his friends that GMR's CSR arm - GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) supports the youth with skill training based on their interest and also provides support in setting up of their enterprise. He approached GMRVF and enrolled in a one month Mobile Repair Training course where he started honing all the technical skills.
Arun was a quick learner in his batch and practised at home as well. The training also focused on communication and business management skills. Over the course of the month, Arun acquired all these skill sets and was soon able to set up a shop with support from the foundation.
GMRVF provided him with basic equipment and a tool kit. With this, he started his shop in Vallichand village where he started offering multiple services ranging from mobile repairing to selling mobile accessories etc.