A budget, of the people

A budget, of the people

Sitting under a mango tree on a sunny Saturday morning, the wrinkled face of Haider Ali brimmed with pride as a local government official addressed the thousand-strong crowd.


Putting Poor Pupils in School

Putting Poor Pupils in School

Whether it rains or the sun is too hot, Ria Rani Das, 10, doesn’t want to miss her school now. Coming from a very poor family where her parents could hardly afford two meals a day, Ria, a class five student, now knows that food is ready for her in school and she would not go hungry all through the day.


Upazila Now Have Skilled Human Resources

Upazila Now Have Skilled Human Resources

As soon as he was elected the Chairman of Dacope Upazila Parishad (3rd Upazila Parishad) under Khulna district, S.M. Abul Hossain began to ponder on how to conduct the Parishad meetings that has not been practiced properly for a while. ‘I found it difficult to grapple with the never-ending list of questions:


A Road to Education, Economic Prosperity

A Road to Education, Economic Prosperity

Unlike previous years, Rina Begum, 36, a mother of three, is not that much worried about sending her kids to schools during the coming rainy season. The housewife from North Karuna village of Hosnabad Union under Betagi Upazila of Barguna district recalls,


Sewing for Life

Sewing for Life

Manjuara Khatun’s nightmare started last year when her husband got injured in a sudden traffic road accident. The injury rendered him unable to work thus throwing her world upside down.


Delivering Health, Saving Lives

Delivering Health, Saving Lives

Halima Begum wailed through the night as she clutched her pregnant stomach. She was in labour, in pain, and in panic. Miles away from the nearest hospital, things took a turn for worse as she fainted from pain.