Northwestern Bangladesh, there is a boat floating down the river alongside
rural villages and bathing bodies. On this boat, one of 20, what once was
stopped has continued, education. Annual flooding in Bangladesh keeps hundreds
of thousands of student out of school, interrupting the education they need for
a better life. However, thanks to Shidhulai
Swanirvar Sangstha, thousands of children have the chance to
continue their education all school year long. This non-profit organization recognizes how important education is and
looks at the rivers that run alongside Bangladeshi banks as an opportunity. If
children cannot reach the school and then the school will come to the children.
start my second week here at Femi Memorial Outreach Fund, I cannot help to find
the similarities between these floating schools in Northwestern Bangladesh and
our organization. We both strive to help children achieve academic success in environments
that aren’t exactly conducive to learning. Whether it is 12 feet of water or
the risk of being caught in the crossfire of gang violence, nothing should keep
a child from the education that they so desperately want and need.