The Sreepur Village observed Independence Day with a host of activities.
The day began with a cub-scout parade in the grounds of the village which was followed by everyone proudly reciting the national anthem.
Later in the morning, the children watched a film called Lal Sabujer Chor, which was based on the liberation movement and our resident artist created an art and writing competition, where everyone could express their thoughts and feeling on this day. The winners were awarded during a prize giving ceremony in the afternoon.
Above all, our children enjoyed stepping into the past to learn about a significant day in Bangladeshi history, and looking to the future,The Sreepur Village continues to find ways of empowering the lives of our mothers and their children, freeing them from oppression, violence and poverty.
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.
Out of the blue, at the tender age of 13, Chia found herself sitting on a bridal stage, about to marry a man who was 35 years old. Her parents had arranged the match, finding the man from their nearby locality in Bhairab.
He was a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businessman who occasionally sold vegetables and fruits on the street. Chia's aspirations and youthful dreams were abruptly interrupted by this sudden marriage. Instead of books, she found herself with kitchen utensils in her hands. She went from feeling like a princess to becoming a servant overnight.