Girls and Learning a Profession

Written by: Wajiha Sayar

Zarghona goes to the castle with her brother, Wais. Zarghona talks about her classmate, Jamila, the daughter of Baba Qambar. Zarghona says that whenever her classmates talk about a picnic, Jamila stays back. She is from a poor family. She always wears an old uniform and has fewer notebooks and pens.

Lalo Mama comes and welcomes his guests.

Wais shares the story of Jamila with Lalo Mama. Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle. Zarghona says that Jamila has learned more skills but she cannot take benefit from them. Lalo Mama says that he also knows a girl, Shahperai with the same problems and then he opens a window about her.


In the window, a school is shown. Sitara asks Shahperai about her sadness. Shahperai replies that two weeks later will be her cousin’s wedding and she doesn’t have anything new to wear. Sitara asks why her father doesn’t buy her new clothes. Shahperai replies that her father gets a daily wage and he could not fulfill home necessities.”

Lalo Mama closes the window. Wais says that such issues belong to the girls not boys but Zarghona opposes him and says that girl and boy are the members of a family and both have to help their family. Wais asks how they can help their families.  Lalo Mama says that by taking benefit of their skills and professions, they can help their families, and then he opens another window for their more information.


 in the window, the reporter of the castle is talking with some juveniles.

Marwa says, “I do not want to learn any skill because I only want to study my school lessons.”

Fariha says, “I learned to tailor when I was 13 years old. Now I pay the fee of my learning course and I also prepare dresses for myself from the money that I get from tailoring.”

Then the reporter talks to a lady photographer, Fidaye. Fidaye says about her business, “I am 40 years old and this  is my 16th year that I have my own business.

I have a film and photography studio. I take pictures and making videos from various parties like weddings, engagements, graduation parties, and so on.

When I migrated to a foreign country, I faced many problems. I learned tailoring, photography, and filming there and by taking benefit from my skills, I solved my all economic problems.”

Lalo Mama closes this window too.

Zarghona says that she would also learn a skill and will help his family and she will say to Jamila how to take benefit from her skills.