November 18, 2019

An 11-year-old innocent and intelligent girl Shilpi Akter attends class IV at Chalantika Slum Children Development Project (CSCDP) which is operated by ADRA in Bangladesh. She lives with her parents at Chalantika Slum in Dhaka.

Not only in Bangladesh but in all the unde...

October 27, 2019

Fourth-grader Mahidul lives in a slum area in Ershad Nagar which is located at Tongi. Ershad Nagar is a densely populated slum area that is full of garbage and completely inappropriate for living. Most of the people are garments workers and day laborers living in Ersha...

June 23, 2019

I’ve visited various slums of Bangladesh, Chalantika is one of them. Chalantika is one of the biggest slums in Dhaka. I’ve seen numerous meritorious children in the slum who are deprived of education. A 13-year-old girl Sumaiya is one of them.

Sumaiya was born in Bhola...

April 24, 2019

“My mother had two sons before me, but unfortunately they all had died at an early age. Now, I am the only children of my parents who are still alive,” said Arif, an eleven-year-old schoolboy.

Seventeen years back Arif's family came to Dhaka from Pirojpur district which...

March 25, 2019

“I had to pay off a bank loan by working as a housemaid at the bank manager’s house. It was pathetic and horrible as well,” said Masuma Begum, a 30-year-old mother.

Masuma has come from a family of 2 brothers and 3 sisters. All of her siblings are married and live separ...

February 2, 2019

“My father is sick and he’s not able to do any work to support our family financially. As a daughter, it’s very hard for me to see my father is struggling to educate his daughter lying on the bed. I want to cure him and I’ll do it when I’ll become a doctor,” Habiba Sid...

January 15, 2019

“I had a deep interest in education from my childhood but my parents were so poor that they couldn’t afford the educational expenses.  I had completed my fourth standard from a village school. After that I quit school because of poverty”, said Jahanara Begum, a 32-year...

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