Barcelona, a photo a day

YMCA


No, not Barcelona today. This is the seamstress’s classroom at the YMCA in Andheri, a suburb of Bombay/Mumbai. Or how to learn a job when you’re a young indian girl, and get off the street. No matter what religion you are.
I was reading on the BBC website the other day that Mumbai has more child prostitutes than Bangkok. Scary.

Photo taken with an old phone.

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6 responses

  1. Reminds me of my first job, ironing clothes for a fashion chain back in Germany, for four Euro the hour. May time and life continue to treat those workers there kind.

    daily athens

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    July 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm

  2. visit the past!

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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    July 18, 2010 at 2:50 am

  3. The world can be a sad place, at times.

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    July 18, 2010 at 12:41 am

  4. This reminds me of the Settlement Houses in the U.S., early twentieth century, in which girls could learn a trade that promised a degree of independence.

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    July 17, 2010 at 11:13 pm

  5. Really makes you think, doesn't it!

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    July 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm

  6. It looks like it's more work than fun to stay at the YMCA in Andheri.

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    July 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm