March 11, 2021
“I was born in Hanara village and I still live there. I have been married for 7 years, I was only 18 when I got married, and we have two kids now. I have never been to school, and I can’t write; I can’t even write my kids’ name along with mine. When I see people writing, then I realize the mistake I have made not going to school. I wish I could read and write now. Maybe I could have worked somewhere if I was literate. However, now when I think of it, I either have to be shepherd or a farmer until I die. I have hope for my kids, and I always tell their mother to help them in their education. I don’t want them to become like me because I truly see myself as deaf and unable to speak at some places”.