Support, inspiration and hard work —Tamila’s story
I was 11 years old when I lost my parents. My younger brother and I were placed in Orphanage No. 22, named after Khlebushkina. Even then, I knew that my life path would not be an easy one.
I was 11 years old when I lost my parents. My younger brother and I were placed in Orphanage No. 22, named after Khlebushkina. Even then, I knew that my life path would not be an easy one. However, I am very grateful to my caretakers, who became like a family for me and my brother. They accepted and supported us in all our endeavors.
When I got a little older, I decided to find my place in life and become a respected person in society, to have my own family and, of course, to get a good education and master a profession. I wanted to find a field that would be both enjoyable for me to work in and in high demand.
As a girl I read a lot of books and dreamed, but I never forgot about real life. I understood that to achieve my goals I needed to study a lot, so I studied my hardest. I remember how, while taking programming classes, I used to dream of becoming a computer programmer. I took part in a lot of interest groups to get better informed before I made my choice. In the end, I decided to become an economics expert.
I successfully graduated from the Academic Lyceum under the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, then from Tashkent Financial Institute. Today, I can proudly say that I have found my place in society. Although I am currently on maternity leave, I work for a prestigious bank.
I have been able to combine education, work, family and motherhood. I am the mother of two wonderful boys. My family is my anchor, and my husband has always got my back. We take care of our children together. He is a great person who supports and helps me with everything.
Many people think that it is better for a girl to choose a so-called female profession: to become a nurse or a school or kindergarten teacher. However, I am sure that girls can master any profession. I know from my own experience that if they are supported and inspired, then they can accomplish anything.
I want to say to all girls: dreams fill our lives with bright colours, so never stop dreaming and pursuing your goals.