It was a bright and sunny day on the 12th of March when Sreepur Village hosted day one of the girls' cricket tournament.
Day one of the tournament was held in the grounds of the Sreepur project and was inaugurated by Pat Kerr, the overseas director of Sreepur Village together with the local chairman.
Dressed in their team's green uniform, the Sreepur girls' cricket team were excited and honoured to be representing Sreepur in their first match against one of the seven local school teams who are all competing in this month's tournament.
"I would love to play for Bangladesh one day" says Mia a 15 year old girl living at Sreepur Village and a player in our girls' cricket tournament.
As the event began, Pat Kerr and the local chairman spoke about the importance of extracurricular activities and how they help to shape the character of young girls.
Playing cricket empowers our girls with confidence to ensure equal opportunities for a fairer future.
When life took a difficult turn with her husband falling ill and struggling to support the family, Kulsum faced challenges that seemed insurmountable. Despite seeking help from her family, the situation remained incredibly tough. However, the introduction to Sreepur Village and the assistance provided by the organisation marked a turning point in Kulsum's life.
Life can sometimes throw unimaginable challenges at us, but it's the human spirit's resilience and determination that can lead to remarkable stories of triumph.
Lia's life is a testament to this spirit, marked by adversity, courage, and ultimate success. Lia's story draws parallels to other stories of perseverance, and highlights the crucial role of organisations like Sreepur Village in transforming lives.