This is 10-year-old Jannatun-Naeem. She lives in one of the orphanages that we support with regular food in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Her parents passed away when she was just 7 years old. She has a little brother who is five, but their aunty takes care of him.
Being in school is vital for young girls like Jannatun-Naeem. It offers them not only an education but also a home and guaranteed meals. Without it, they would have to turn to begging, and in some extreme cases, even prostitution.
School gives her the chance to escape the life of poverty that usually awaits young girls who don’t have family support, education, or food.
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