Faces of Change: Tamaar

Name: Tamaar

Age: 28

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Occupation: Construction worker (Expertise in plaster)

How did the Hero Academy change you?

“When I first went to the academy, I thought I will just make some jokes, make fun. But when I started watching films my mind opened…

I used to fear and hesitate to talk to girls. In [my] village we never sat with girls or elders…I used to talk to women in an uncivilized manner. One day I had gone out with friends, we saw a man with girl on a bike and we started shouting at them…

I learned it is important to understand women and girls perspective. I became more empathetic towards my wife. I want [my son] to respect women and not treat them as other, but equals. ”