To mark International Day of The Girl Child, we would like to share with you Yasmin’s story of success and how her dreams came true…
My name is Yasmin and I love travelling, gardening and tailoring. When I was three years old I was taken to The Sreepur Village. This is when my life began, it was an amazing experience but sometimes I missed home and my family, but I now understand that it was not possible for me to be with them. During my time at The Sreepur Village I learned tailoring and how to make products by hand, this helped me a lot.
I am 28 years old now and when I finished grade 9 I got a job in Dhaka. After one year, I suddenly got a call from The Sreepur village, they were calling to offer me a job as a store assistant in our onsite shop which is also open to the public. I accepted the offer because The Sreepur village is my home, my nostalgia and my family. Actually this was my dream, and now working as a store officer I can say all my dreams have finally come true.
It's British Science Week, 11th 20th March, and one of the activities that the Sreepur Village runs is the creation and nurturing of sack gardens.
This is an aspect of the Mothers Talking Everyday Science project and is a particularly important activity because when the mothers return to mainstream society they will be experienced in how to prepare a container in which to grow food plants and how to care for them.