This is S., my household help for the last 25 years and counting. Has inspired many blog posts. And this entry on freedom for the Blogadda's Frames of Freedom contest....
Her first taste of freedom was when her aged parents brought her and her 4 children back from an abusive marriage.
Since then she has been helping herself to a special freedom, freedom to learn !
She recently called me one night , to ask me to go "wherever I go on the computer to find out stuff" (read Google) and verify some eclipse info for her; an expecting daughter-in-law made this important. ( I Blogged about it here).
She has seen me search online for medicine information for her.
She has "learned" Google; it doesn't matter who is typing.
Enjoys seeing photos of trips, and covered her head respectfully when I showed her some, of our visit to some famous Ganpati temples in Kokan.
Many photos which had her go ,"Agobaya !"
Illiteracy doesn't stop her from learning.
The keyboard doesn't matter, she can't read it anyway.
She knows how to select photos from the Thumbnails. And marvels at the photos.
The best kind of freedom ; Freedom to learn and enjoy the learning !