Module 1, Ms. Gita Menon Video 1.1
Hello. My name is Gita Menon. I have a family, a son, who is 15 years old. I have a husband who I’ve been married.
And 16-17 years and I have come to you and I record my friend, my work within the library that you’re good.
She had similar problem to me. But now she’s free.
Module 1, Video 1.2
To tell you a little bit more about myself to tell you a little bit to tell you. To tell you a little bit more about myself. My family originally came from India. A place called Devanandapuram. In a state called Kerala. I’m only child. My mother and father are very happy together and they owned a store at home. Lots of books academics. They always loved to study and read. but I was late child, so they stayed at home and did a lot more store type work. They sold a lot more books than they actually read at the university. Anyway, but my mother died, 18 years ago my father thought. Hmm, let’s start a new life. He saved all the money sold everything. And came to Canada, 17 years ago with me. Anyway, I did not have good English. I wanted to study, I was very excited to come here. I wasn’t prepared for the cold at all. You’re not. But I wanted to be a pharmacist, but did not have enough English. So I wanted to study, but I learned a little bit of accounting and I helped my father at the store. They told a lot of good books. the groceries items that are community would like, here, the store was located in western Toronto, you call it overcome And we had a lot of people who came and bought from us and we made a lot of friends, but Covid changed everything.
Module 1, Video 1.5
Anyway, I should tell you, my father is no longer with us. As he passed away a year ago from cancer. When my father passed away, his estate. Gave me the chance to put the money and I put it in my family account. So, I will be able to take care of Jay, and in my family. I found out not too long after it was. Rajesh took the money and put it elsewhere another account. I have no idea where it is. and I’m very upset. I want to make sure that money was okay for Jai’s education. Make sure our family is, okay, taking care of and now I don’t know what to do. Initially, when my father got sick, Raja said, He’ll take care of it. I believed him. He was responsible for the family finances. Okay. That’s how it is in our community. I only had a little bit of money, I had access to an access card. That what you call it? A couple hundred dollars a month to buy groceries. Make sure Jayan has proper running shoes. He’s a growing boy. 15 years old. They spent a lot of money in clothes. But not too much for me afterwards, I was expected to come home clean. Take care of his parents, the grocery store, my son. Everything. I wasn’t told anything. About what he will do with money.
Module 1, Video 1.6
He did not want me to get a proper job. I volunteered at the library. Wasn’t happy about that. I made some friends.
This is a library at my son’s high school, I really loved it and I learned a lot about Canadian culture.
And a lot about Canadian language. And I know, I know I want to be something one day, not sure. But I know this is not right.
I want to know how to get my bunny back. Not sure how to do it. I want your help to tell me how
And I want my son. To enjoy being here. And enjoy being. Having the freedom. For education and not worry about this problem.
Whenever I got the access card. He would always be upset when I asked for more money. And whenever my father gave me some extra money for me to buy, maybe some trouble salwar kameez or a new study to go to Temple.
Raja should be very angry. He did not like me to have extra money. This is not fair.
I take care of everything in his family. What is he expect from me? I want to know. What I could do with very little. And the money, my father gave me.
I’m hoping to take care of my family better. Especially my son.
Module 1, Video 1.7
And now, I should have known. He did not want me to get a proper job. I volunteered at the library. He wasn’t happy about that. I made some friends. This is the library at my son’s high school, I really loved it. And I learned a lot about Canadian culture and a lot about Canadian language. And I know, I know I want to be something one day, not sure. But I know this is not right. I want to know how to get my money back. Not sure how to do it. I want your help to tell me how.
Module 1, Video 1.8
I want my son. To enjoy being here. And enjoy being. Having the freedom. But education and not worry about these problems. Whenever I got the access card. You would always be upset when I asked for more money. And whenever my father gave me some extra money for me to buy, maybe some scarves to go to Temple. Raja was very angry. Raja should be very… He did not like me to have extra money. This is not fair. I take care of everything his family. What does he expect from me?