change makers

Change Maker: Eyes in distress, eyes of hope

Ehsan Hoque was lucky not to be blind for life, after his birth in 1964. Born with congenital cataracts, an optical disorder responsible for child blindness, he could survive with a limited eyesight. However, unlike most other victims of child blindness because of infections or nutritional deficiencies in pregnancies, his story was to unfold completely differently over the next five decades. His eyes in distress would eventually transform him into an angel parent of children in distress.

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Change maker: Farmer lays a road for his village

It all began with a simple thought -- the villagers need a road to go to the nearest market, but there is none. Nor did the local administration take any initiative. So Mohammad Chhainuddin, a farmer, took it upon himself to build one.

May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019

Change Maker: Eyes in distress, eyes of hope

Ehsan Hoque was lucky not to be blind for life, after his birth in 1964. Born with congenital cataracts, an optical disorder responsible for child blindness, he could survive with a limited eyesight. However, unlike most other victims of child blindness because of infections or nutritional deficiencies in pregnancies, his story was to unfold completely differently over the next five decades. His eyes in distress would eventually transform him into an angel parent of children in distress.

May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018

Home of hope

It was the year 2010. After the demise of her parents, six-year-old Nargis Akter found shelter in one of her relatives' house. Yet, 'shelter' was the least of what she had gotten. The ill-fated little girl was compelled to do laborious household work, and often faced physical abuse from those she was living with.

January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018

Not a lonely fight, anymore

Shahana Chowdhury kept going back to the story of her 25-year-old son’s recent Hong Kong visit and repeatedly said how proud she was to have seen her autistic child along with 10 others win the best performance award in a cultural programme there. Her excitement was mixed with gratitude for Begum Nur Jahan Dipa, special educator at the Parents Forum for the Differently Able (PFDA)-Vocational Training Centre, who made it possible.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

For children with cancer

What makes a mother special? A mother showers her child with unconditional love and holds hands whenever needed. Mothers sacrifice their own comfort for the baby and expect nothing in return.

May 1, 2016
May 1, 2016

Of delectably different guy

Head towards Chuadanga for six kilometres from Jhenidah town and you would reach a small bazaar called Nagarbathan. Ask anyone about Jahir Raihan.