Bata: My Teacher of Life

Tenzin Choden


Tenzin Choden is a Tibetan refugee born in India. In 2009, Tenzin Choden, her younger sister and her classmates were transferred far from their hometown to a Central School in Shimla. They were issued brand new black leather, Bata school shoes and uniforms. She didn’t know that those shiny Bata shoes were the beginning of the hardest time of her life. She faced many hardships living in school, yet she has no regrets. She considers her Bata shoes to be her greatest teachers.

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