The Light of Hope

By: Mithail Afrige Chowdhury

Dhaka, Bangladesh,

Artist Statement

Mim (8 years old) is doing her homework sitting under the streetlamp while looking after her little brother. She has been living in the street of Dhaka with her family for years. On the streets it is dangerous; there is little hygiene, high level of violence, abuse and often scarcity of food and safe drinking water. Education is a luxury for her. Still, she cherishes a dream to get proper education to escape the street life. She strongly believes education can make her homelessness a temporary experience instead of a lifelong sentence.