Sasila loves school
Fourteen-year-old Sasila has lived at the Orang Asli Education Centre for eight years. Her parents sent her and her younger brother there as soon as they were old enough to start schooling. When I first met her, Sasila told me how happy she was to be able to go to school. She said that she didn’t miss her parents too much because they visited her and her brother once a week. It was a fairly long trip but one they never missed. Sadly, a short while later, their father passed away. However, his decision to send his children to the centre has assured them of a better future not just for themselves but the whole tribe.