International Mother's Day was celebrated in The Sreepur Village through various programmes. Our mothers expressed their love for Pat, the founder of the charity, by reciting poetry and dedicating it to her. For the last 29 years, The Sreepur Village has been helping mothers in their development and rehabilitation and to give them the bright futures that they all deserve.
Yesterday afternoon the mothers arranged a discussion and cultural programme where they discussed their future plans. Then during the cultural programme our mothers and children performed dances, songs and poetry.
Yesterday, we celebrated International Mother's Day but it is every day that we celebrate the determination of all our mothers and their children.
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.
Sumi's journey is a testament to her resilience and determination to create a better life for herself and her child. Her success serves as an inspiration to all those facing adversity, reminding us of the transformative power of support, training, and the opportunity to rebuild one's life.