“I always teach myself not to be ignorant when it comes to education, even though my teacher might be younger than me.”
“I have never felt that I was too old for new knowledge. Age is just a number. For 15 years I’ve worked in Malaysia, I always remind myself not to be ignorant to learn new knowledge. I am very interested to learn as much as possible because I think this is a sacrifice for myself. I am also grateful and proud for my children as they have finished studying and got permanent jobs in Indonesia. Like other migrant workers, I also want to go home and go back to the village and now I just wait for my time to go home.
Every week I will spend time to go to proficiency classes for my preparation to return home. I don’t want to go home and do nothing. I like to work and although I am no longer in Malaysia in the future, I will keep making additional work in the village for me to get extra money. I teach myself not to be too comfortable with life because if we fall, we will feel very difficult and this will never happen if I stay ready for unexpected moments in future.”
Husna, 31 years old, Padang