Yesterday, I met a young girl from Sri-Lanka. Let’s call her Chandrika. She’s must be in her early 20’s and is working as a maid with a cleaning company here in
I can’t exactly place what it is, but I took an instant liking to this girl. Chandrika
was accompanying my life-saver (aka my part-time help). We chatted up over a
cup of tea and thus I became drawn in to her story. Dubai
Growing up, Chandrika wanted to be a doctor. Yet, she was happy to settle for becoming a nurse. She passed her nursing course with a first class and was overjoyed when she got a job offer from
. The placement
agent promised a position with a clinic and a salary which she could only dream
of back home. Dubai
Shortly after that, Chandrika landed in
to take-up the
promised job. Quickly, she found out she was not going to be working in a
clinic, but a cleaning company. She had
two options – to curse her luck or to make the best of a bad situation; she
chose later. The silver lining is that she would be earning more than she would
earn as a nurse back home, even if it meant cleaning toilets. Dubai
I know of so many people including myself who didn’t utilize the opportunity that was available for us. I am sure I could have been a doctor or something big, if only I’d put my heart to it. And here was a little girl, struggled to studying nursing and ends up working as a maid.
Life feels unfair to all those wanted to study and do something big life and didn’t have the opportunity to do so. I feel the world would be a much better place, if some of us who are fortunate can help such people who have a burning desire to succeed.
Back to Chandrika, she is working on improving her English language skills. She spends her weekends preparing to write the nursing test that’ll help her get a nursing license in
I am saying a prayer today for Chandrika and her dreams.
I’ve also signed up for helping a doer to dream – English Language Tuitions.