Akter, a ten year old girl, dwells in a slum house.
She is studying in class/grade 5th.
father Akter Hossain, is a forty year old rickshaw
driver & Mosammat Ojufa Begum, her mother, is a thirty two year old poor
lady who works as a housemaid in someone else’s home. Asia
has three more siblings, two brothers and one sister.
lives in a small room of a tin shed slum house along with her parents and
siblings. Rain water penetrates the house and it feels cold in winter. They share
a toilet with three families. Her study table is broken.
total family income is USD 185 each month. The three earning members are trying
with heart and soul to make their family a happy and prosperous one. Sometimes,
if there is a reduction in total monthly income, then Asia
has to face a crisis through shortage of money. It affects her study and even
food in those days.
hinders the highly ambitious Asia as she wants
to be a doctor in the future. This is her aim and dream. She is gaining very
good scores in all her exams. She can understand that she must be capable of
facing the challenge of poverty, and thus make her dreams true.
likes most to study her class text books. In leisure time she reads newspapers,
magazines and religious books etc. She does not like any outdoor games. She
also likes to help her parents with their housework. Asia
is very conscious of their health and environmental hygiene. She hopes if her
aims get proper attention from her parents and brothers, then it will allow her
to reach the goal of which she is dreaming.
little support would be an added advantage to make this little Asia a true doctor who will do humanitarian service in
her future life. Let's enlighten her.