As I read about a ten year old girl who became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional my thoughts strayed to the streets and lanes of India.
Sure Arfa Karim Randhawa of Pakistan seems a very bright and intelligent young girl, but, is she really the youngest one? I mean India and Pakistan have so many young motor mechanics, cycle mechanics, carpentars, fabricators, and the like. Aren't these professional areas? They don't have a paper to show off but they've all the skills and experience involved. Unfortunately these unknown individuals will only be remembered as child labourers, and that's the irony of the whole situation. Arfa is lucky that she could actually go to the US and meet the great man himself. But for these situation driven professional workers their job is their ticket to survival. For them, their work areas are their 'disneylands' and each customer a 'Bill Gates!'