Nomads of the High Pastures, Ladakh. (3/3 in a series) reposting as I start to prepare for my next visit to Ladakh this August.
This woman reveals her deep distress at her son's stolen education. She recounts the story of saving to send her son for an education in the capital, under the care of a man who promised to look after him, only to discover, after some time, that her child was being put out to work instead of educated. I have found that parents of very little means around the world, often commit a huge part of scant resources to their children's education. While many, many children are able to gain from their parents' efforts, the parents own lack of formal education can sometimes leave them and their children vulnerable.