Faces of Freedom
That day at work - Tamanna
After three years, Tamanna still hesitates to talk about that day in the loom, for she fears someone might bother her or her family. She only admits that it was their old neighbour’s son who had asked her mother to include Tamanna in the weaving process, and that it was her first day in the loom. “I worked 4 or 5 more days with my grandmother once but it was only to help her and learn the skill”, she then adds.
Now a 5th grader, she regards her time in the school as a pleasant one and is glad to have a friend her age. She is disinclined to talk much about her parents, but only that her mother often asks her to clean the house and do the dishes while her father is averse to it. Becoming teary eyed when asked if she can do a specific Mathematical problem, Tamanna represents a sea of children who’ve had to drop-out from schools at a very early age, and are expected to immediately catch up with their peers. GoodWeave will continue to support her emotionally and financially as she takes her time and learn in an environment that is no longer exploitative.
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