Breaking The Poverty Cycle

Runa Akhter

While I was only five years old, my father decided to leave our native village along with the members of our family and came to Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.

My father was the only earning person of our family, but in the rural areas this was not easy to manage on a regular basis. The situation bound us to depart from our village.

We started living in a slum in Dhaka. My mother enrolled me in SUROVI School. SUROVI nominated me for Sponsorship Support. I was one of the lucky children who got cash, food, medicine, education and other household materials. The support helped me to continue my education as well as assist my family.

Unfortunately my father, who was the only earning person, suddenly died. We fell in trouble. My mother managed a job as a domestic helper but this was not sufficient to maintain the family of 4 members. In this time sponsorship support helped my family to hold up the members with food, house rent and continuing my schooling.

I have completed grade eight education from SUROVI School and then secondary education from Mirpur High School with good academic results. After completing my Secondary School Certificate (SSC) I got admitted in Bajitpur Nursing Institute. With the continuous sponsorship support I have completed a four years diploma in Nursing.

After completing my Diploma in Nursing I started my job in High-tech Hospital in Dhaka as an apprentice Nurse. With this job it was possible for me to support my mother. Meantime I have completed Higher Secondary Certificate from Bangladesh Open University under a far education program.

Now I have been working as a Senior Nurse wit Dr. Azmol Hospital, Dhaka and earning BD Tk Ten Thousand per month.  I am also taking graduation degree from the same university alongside my job. 

I am now able to help my family. My two brothers are studying with my support. I am confident enough I would be able to reach my goal. 

Sponsorship support enlightened my life. I myself and my family are ever gratitude to HCI-Canada and SUROVI to consider me for sponsor support.  


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November 21, 2020

Human Concern International

Bangladesh

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