27 April, 2012

21-Year-Old Youth Leader Opens School for Children in Slums

Nazmun's School Under the Sky, The Hunger Project BangladeshMeher Nazmun, known popularly as Tisha to her friends and family, is 21 years old and lives in Munshipara, Rangpur District in Bangladesh. As she walked to and from her college, Tisha was troubled at seeing children from the nearby slums on the streets and not enrolled in school. Tisha wanted to help these children go to school but, at the time, did not know how.

In 2010, she was trained as a youth leader by The Hunger Project (THP)-Bangladesh’s “Youth Ending Hunger” Programme. Tisha then organised a “youth unit” in her area. With the help of her youth unit, Tisha initiated a new community intervention to improve school enrolment. She started teaching the children from the slums in an open-air school that she called “School Under the Sky” (pictured).

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