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Follow the journey of Hatibandha, Bangladesh

Two girls smiling and holding signs that read “thank you”.

Winter 2019

Expanding horizons in Hatibandha

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Double panel a girl smiles next to a crayon drawing of her thriving community, with a shining sun, trees, flowers, boats and homes.

Winter 2018

A chance to embrace the art of life

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A girl smiles holding her books, as another student walks down the hall.

Fall 2017

Girls’ dorms: Change that’s here to stay

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A girl wears her solar necklace and smiles

Summer 2017

Solar lamps shine a light

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Rojina and Malek, Arm and arm

Spring 2017

Brother and sister align against inequality

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A girl stands beside her house, which is covered in vegetable vines.

Winter 2017

Hatibandha goes green!

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A group of about ten girls stand outside their school dormitory, smiling.

Fall 2016

A vow to end child marriage

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A girl holds up glasses of clean and dirty water for a demonstration.

Summer 2016

A special kind of summer fair

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Girls smile and jump in front of the new dormitory.

Spring 2016

(VIDEO) Girls’ dormitory opens its doors!

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A girl happily holds her notebooks at school.

Winter 2016

School supplies bring more than words

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Reetu and two girlfriends stand outside the girls’ dorm construction.

Winter 2016 photo exclusive:

Girls’ dormitory construction progresses

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A girl with her arm around her brother

Fall 2015

Acting before disaster strikes

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The back of a girl playing cricket

Summer 2015

The power of sport

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A woman at her sewing table

Winter 2015

Empowering women and improving economic livelihood

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Two girls in front of the new school latrines building

Fall 2014

New school latrines

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A young family with their newborn child

Summer 2014

Meet Masuda and Anwar’s newest addition

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A group of school children holding their books

Spring 2014

Removing the barriers to education

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Girls stepping off a boat

Winter 2014

The school boat!

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Happy children running down a beach

Fall 2013

Laying the foundation for real and lasting change

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A girl holds up a Thank You sign at the front of a classroom

Summer 2013

The journey out of poverty begins

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Featured Stories

Students stand outside the new structure, smiling and raising their hands.

A school shelter from the storm

The safe space you opened amid the floods

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Sabina displays her passing report card

Special success report:

Sabina gets the grade

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Anju's entire family stands in their home, smile

A timeline of transformation

Uplifting Anju and her family

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Rahela, her sister and her mom embrace and smile.

A scrapbook of support

Celebrating the moms of Hatibandha

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Rima smiles at the camera as her mother gazes at her and embraces her lovingly.

3 generations of change

Rima’s ripple effect

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A series of six portraits of Sabina from 2013 to 2016.

Sabina: the girl who can’t be stopped

See how she’s led through the ages

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Khadiza kicks out gender inequality.

She got game

Khadiza kicks out gender inequality

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Afroja holds her books and smiles in front of the new dorm.

New dorm gives Afroja a new life

See how her life has “completely changed.”

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Lipi smiles holding books in front of home.

Lipi through the years

Track Lipi’s growth into a leader

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A girl standing ahead of her family home

Ripa gives back

Investing in this girl maximizes change

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Meet Shahara

A proud health worker

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A row of children in yellow raising their hands up

The best defence against drowning

A new Swim-Safe program

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Girls gathered together

Girls, boats and dorms

Ensuring girls stay in school

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Sabina smiles for the camera

Meet Sabina

An A student with a bright future

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Community members participating in a mock drill session

Disaster preparedness

Mock drills and planning to save lives

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Smiling girl holding books

It takes a village

Ending child marriage

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Students happy to have nutritious food to eat.

Food for thought

Feeding young minds

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Smiling boy in front of blue wall

Let’s hear it for the boys

Tackling gender inequality

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Catch up with Lipi and her family

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Catch up with Peari and her sisters

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Group of children making notes on a large paper

The future is here

Children identify ways to improve their community

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