Saturday, May 24, 2008


Roma and Smriti Akter are both students of The Dhaka Project. They are 12 and studying in STD III at our college. Unfortunately a few days ago their father decided to take them out of the project and get them married (obviously against their will). We immediately we went to their house and tried convincing their father not to get them married as it is both not legal and not right for them. Finally after our pleading, their parents agreed to stop the wedding and promised to send them back to TDP to continue their studies.

This is just another example of a cultural issue which not only hinders us in our work but hinders these children from developing themselves.

We are proud to protect these kids' futures.

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