Opettaja taulun luona.

A teacher that has failed or succeeded?

During her ten-year career as a teacher, Maya Pandey from Bangladesh has heard and seen many things. She enjoys teaching and meeting children and young people – their challenges do not go unnoticed. In her home region of the country, child marriages take place, although it is prohibited by law. Sometimes, when they hear about plans for marriage, the school and the authorities try to prevent it.

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Lamia koululla.

13-year-old Lamia prevented her friend’s child marriage

A child that is growing up is sensitive and needs the protection of an adult. Sometimes we try to spare children from the harsh side of life, but sometimes revealing it is vital. For Bangladeshi girls, awareness of the dangers of child marriage is important so that they can protect their own rights.

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