"I Got Hired at a Bangladesh Sweatshop. Meet my 9-year-old Boss" - Raveena Aulakh - Toronto Star

"I Got Hired at a Bangladesh Sweatshop. Meet my 9-year-old Boss" - Raveena Aulakh - Toronto Star

Meem, 9, works 12-hour shifts at a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She dreams of becoming a sewing operator, buying more hair clips and helping her family.akhaiof

by: Raveena Aulakh | publication date: October 11, 2013 | Publication: Toronto Star |

 " . . . Meem is 9 years old and works as a sewing helper in a garment factory. For a few days this summer, she was also my boss.

 

She taught me tricks of trimming. She taught me to smile when my back ached. She taught me some Bengali words.

 

Sab bhalo. It is all okay.

 

 

Aulakh went undercover to experience worker life in a Bangladeshi garment factory.

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