Chapter 14

Naya Adjari

Naya Adjari belongs to the tribe of sea nomads called the Bajau. She only spent her first years on the sea, before the community was forced to live on land. Naya is very determined to become a teacher and teach her relatives basic subjects such as counting and reading. Her desire is to become the first teacher within the community, so the Bajau children will be educated and able to get better jobs. Life has changed, so it’s impossible to continue their life the way their parents once did.