A chance to go to school for sakhib
Sakhib is seven years old and lives in Dhankura village, in Mymensingh.
Sakhib is the youngest of four siblings. His father works in a garage repairing cycles and his mother works in the fields as a day labourer. They struggle a lot financially in order to provide for all their family’s needs, so Sakhib’s parents are very busy working; none of them are able to take care of the children. Another problem is that there is no Primary school nearby, which Sakhib could easily and regularly attend. The KG schools available in this area are too expensive for the family to afford, as they can hardly provide three meals a day for the whole family.
Due to the lack of care and guidance in social behavior and physical care, as Sakhib was unattended from an early age on, he was a little bit out of control. His life took a positive turn one day, Sakhib learned many things at once. He learned to follow a set of rules, about his personal hygiene and to follow a daily routine in a social educational environment.
When SHED Board had established a pre-school at Dankura mission compound, where children are given free education, Sakhib was given a chance to go to school. Now he receives proper education and he is developing his social and other skills (e.g. personal hygiene), as he attends the class regularly.
Sakhib enjoys going to school. He made friends with other children. He is excited to learn as much as possible.
In his first year at school, he was 2nd best in the annual exam. He is well-behaved now! If you saw him today, you wouldn't be able to imagine that he was out of control a few months ago. A healthy and caring relationship with their teachers encourage students to do their best learning at school but also support the development of social skills and discipline.
His family appreciates the opportunity for Sakhib to receive education from an early age on. They can see the positive change that education has on their son. Education and friendly social environment enables children to grow personally, emotionally and spiritually. Education provides an opportunity for big dreams to come true in small, small steps.
Sakhib dreams about a career as teacher. In the future, he wants to support children from an early age to receive education in a safe, creative and playful environment.
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