Going to school and spending a very sweet childhood is what every child in this world should be given. For many children, going to school every day might be really normal. But there are countries where many children spend their days working than going to school.
Bangladesh is also one such country where child labor is being used. And the sole reason behind why these kids work at their young ages is poverty. Taking this reason into count, there are people who take advantage of poverty. Even though many people think of getting work done by kids, there are some people of God who lend a hand to get them out of the hell they live in. And today, we bring you a story about GMB Akash, an award-winning photojournalist who works for the betterment of kids in Bangladesh. This man helps kids to quit working and funds their schooling. Scroll down to have a look lives of kids before and after him helping them out.
Akash is from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is trying his level best to lighten up the future of the kids in his homeland. In Bangladesh, there are about 4 million children working to support their families. And Akash helps the kids to get educated by his funding. It’s his mission to rescue kids from child labor and give them the life a child should have.
With Bored Panda, he had shared about his amazing mission of rescuing children from hazardous work and lighting up their future. He had said that till now the total number of kids whom he has helped is 30. Akash had helped these 30 kids to quit working and he had sent them to school by funding them. And also he had said he wishes to help many other kids by taking responsibility for educating them for his entire life.
Even though the country tries to change its regulations to help the lives of these kids by fighting against child labor, the process is a bit slow. Therefore Akash had taken his own initiative to help them in possible ways. For him, it had not been easy to convince parents to let the kids go to school instead of work. But after trying, he had convinced them and had also compensated some families financially to manage themselves without the kids working.
The only thing Akash gains by helping these kids is satisfaction. He’s not someone who’s being sponsored for his work. He looks forward to helping unprivileged people and bringing positive changes in their lives.
So what do you think about this step taken by Akash to help kids who need positive changes in life? Common below and share your thoughts with us.
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