As part of National Story Telling Week, Lubna (our child development specialist) shared the story of the ‘Tiger and King’ to a group of our children. Over 20 children gathered in the Sreepur village’s school library where they sat patiently listening to the exciting tales of the tiger and the king. Story telling is a great way to inspire young minds, it not only encourages the love for reading but also furthers the sharing of opinions and ideas. This week the children are really looking forward to listening to a variety of stories and also look forward to sharing their own.
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.