If I told you that these were the children of the slum, destined to a ruined life, would you believe me? I have been humbled and graced by the kindness of the children being raised in the largest slum of Dhaka, Lalmatiya this winter.
I have kept this secret to myself for some time now but I think it’s finally time to share them. I am happy to see our children do amazing things, speak in better English than myself, and have dreams of their lives that they know only they can fulfil.
I thank Choice 2 Change Foundation for giving me an eye-opening trip that has changed me not as a person, but as a Bengali who has not done very much for her country.
This Ramadan it is my privilege to distribute 80% of all my portraits sessions booked to the education of these children. It takes 500$ in annual school fee to educate 1 young child in a family of 7 in a large slum in a small country called Bangladesh.
I feel graciously towards this cause, and I believe Ramadan is the time to come and step forward in God’s grace. Let us help those who deserve it more than us.
Let me tell you below how my day with them went:
We then took a break and walked out to some of the students' houses, before we returned for lunch.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to read this article, and if you've felt anything for the very few lucky children of the slum, I am humbled. Every resource you see in this blog has been shared and donated by people with great hearts :)