World Poetry Day, celebrated every year on March 21, is a day to encourage people to read, write, teach and publish poetry.
Rakib, a beneficiary residing in The Sreepur Village told us her favourite poet was Rabindranath Tagore, she said he was her idol and that she wanted to write poetry like him.
The Sreepur Village has a resident artist who teaches the children about poetry, literacy and art, and every year he arranges the publication of a collection of poems, all written by the children of The Sreepur Village.
We are delighted to share with you on #WorldPoetryDay a poem written by one of the children in The Sreepur Village.
'My Cat', by Shoma,
"You are my love
I feel happy when you are with me
Why are you so angry?
You are my sleeping friend
Don't ever leave me
I love you"
As we celebrate the recent success of our Patron and British Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey, we would also like to celebrate the aspirations and goals of other women who in the face of adversity have also never given up.
Here are the future aspirations and ambitions of three single mothers living in The Sreepur Village, who despite their previous adverse experiences are now determined more than ever to succeed and live life independently and financially self-sufficient.
Shumi is a single mother of one daughter and two sons. Her husband is a driver but he is addicted to drugs. Due to excessive drug taking, his lifestyle is out of control. Shumi's husband would frequently beat her. In his eyes, his wife could not cook so in return she had to bear more punishment.