House for Farzana and her mother.

Dear friends, 

Many of you may remember Farzana Akhter, a brilliant student. Whose only place to live is the balcony of her maternal grandmother’s house. But her greedy uncle is trying to evict them from there too. 

You can’t even imagine that she has managed to make her serial number 5 out of 200 students in her school by studying on that little dark balcony for the last six years, with no electricity or any study facilities! 

Seeing her merit, the headmaster of her school and the English teacher have been giving her free tuition for the past 6 years. Luckily her school friends were always very helpful to her. Without their help, Farzana might never have come this far and appeared in her SSC exam this year. 

She was preparing for her SSC exam, but she and her helpless mother were struggling to manage the big amount of money for her form fillup 3 months ago. Then luckily Farzana came to my notice as like my other hundreds of helpless students whom I help with their Form fillup money for participating in their examinations.

Her story made me cry immediately. That day, by the time she was telling me her story, it was already afternoon, but everyone in their house was still starving because at their house, they did not have a handful of rice to cook!!

By the grace of God, I was able to take their responsibilities and build a house for them. The house was under construction for the last two months meanwhile, Farzana’s SSC exam was going on. Finally, the update post is here. 

To build the house the place needed to be filled with soil. We made two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. The earthen floor is paved with cement too. You will be happy to know that I have also arranged some furniture like a bed for them and a table chair for her study, and a rake for clothes. I also arranged electricity for their house. 

For Last two months I have been bearing all the medical expenses of her sick mother who was suffering from skin disease. In total it cost almost 2 lakh taka or 2000$

I took all the responsibility for Farzana’s studies too. For that I will also give her an amount monthly as long as she wants to continue her studies. She wants to be a barrister. I believe she will become one. I also believe, getting a little help can change her life and can fulfill her dreams. Please keep her in your prayers.

My friends, thank you so much for all your support. Please keep me in your prayers so that I may continue my mission to change the lives of helpless people in their need. 

Sending my Love and prayers for everyone…

Love and Light!

_GMB Akash

GMB Akash

Photojournalist and Profile Photographer at Panos Pictures, London

Founder of GMB Akash Institute of Photography, Dhaka



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