The Schools and the Children

Hope Arises has two schools with 106 child students and 25 women student in the Cox’s Bazar districts in southern Bangladesh. The schools are small by size to place them in the heart of the villages where the children live. Bangladesh government does not provide transportation for the children to school, hence the schools have to be in walking distance from their homes in order for the children to have access to education.

Bangladeshi population is +92 % Muslim and the minority Hindu children have less opportunities for education. The Bangladeshi government has not established school in the poor villages where our  children live.

Hope Arises Ramani Pahar village

Hope Arises Ramani Pahar has 51 students. These children come from very poor conditions and all ethnic backgrounds. Without education they have no ways out of the generational poverty their parents and grandparents have been enslaved by.

At Ramani Pahar we have extended our curriculum to 25 mothers of our students. These mothers have never had the opportunity to learn to read or write. They are marginalized due to this handicap. They feel vulnerable because they cannot read the the documents they are asked to sign. 

Hope Arises Satgar Para

The school is located on a beautiful river side property with lots of room for the students to play during recess. Once the landscaping has been completed the yard will have a small mango tree orchard. A lush river bend and vegetable garden on one side and bamboo farm on the other side frames the school very attractively.

We are so happy to have talented Janatul Fardosh as the teacher of the school. She grew up in Satgar Para village.

We have 55 student enrolled and they will meet in two separate groups to enhance the learning experience. In the pictures, they are all together to celebrate the commencement exercise. The students come from landless families whose main source of income being agricultural day laborers at the nearby fields. Landless means that they do not have a piece of land to grown basic food supplies but are dependent on salary income to provide for the family.

Hope Arises Satgar Para school

Out-of-school children from the nearby Murapar village.
Please meet the beloved children from the right: 1) Armina Akter, whose father is an agricultural day laborer in the near by rice pads and farms, 2) Bappi Moni, whose father is also an agricultural day laborer, 3) Imam Hassan, whose father is a small farmer, 4) Rafiq, whose father is also a small farmer and 5) Raqeeb, whose father is a day laborer.

Every Hope Arises school includes also Women's Education Program for illiterate mother and grandmothers in the community

Hope Arises Schools are catalysts for good in their communities. Educating both children and parents ensures that education does not create a generational gap between the children the parents. Such gaps may