Stories of Joy


Simon's Mom: Journey of Love and Sacrifice

I am Simon Chowdhury, currently an eleventh-grade student at Kellogg Mookerjee Memorial School, specializing in the realm of Arts. I am preparing for my HSC board exam next year, and I invite you to join me on a journey through the chapters of my life—a journey filled with sacrifices, challenges, and a burning desire to complete my education and make my mother proud.

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Pinky: To Heal or To Make Money?

The 28-year-old Pinky remains a cheerful and unmistakable nurse with a bachelor's degree. She works in the pediatric department of a semi-state hospital in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. The journey to this profession was not straightforward; her mother and the donor program BanglaKids played a crucial role.

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Julius: Time Management of a Future Entrepreneur

Twenty-two-year-old Julius Murmu has ambitious plans. He aspires to become a product manager and owner of a textile factory. In Bangladesh, he wants to establish a textile mill, aiming to uplift people from his region to a higher standard of living. Coming from a family of four siblings and modest means, Julius is currently in his second year of vocational school, studying textiles. But how did it all begin?

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Ranika: Education for All

Nurse Ranika Sangma comes from very humble origins in a village near the city of Sylhet in the northeastern corner of Bangladesh. In the village, there is only one school providing basic education for children up to the 5th grade. Beyond that, very few manage to pursue further education. There are no other schools nearby where children could continue their studies.

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What Grandma says is true!

Lúcia and Jónatas come from Portugal but they are globetrotters. They have already lived in France, Spain, England, Italy, the Czech Republic, Lebanon and are now heading to the Sao Tome and Principe archipelago. And it was in the Czech Republic that they learned about BanglaKids, started supporting a girl named Hushana, and even before the COVID-19 pandemic, they met her in Bangladesh. Jónatas is an English teacher, Lúcia is a media analyst.

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