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Aug 04

The Maer Achol Shelter Welcomes Feroz

I am happy to announce the newest Maer Achol addition — Feroz!

I first met young Feroz in 2009. He is, in fact, one of the six children that inspired the creation of Seeds of Change. His enrollment at the shelter takes him off the streets and offers him a world of new opportunities he’d never have otherwise. Today truly is the first day of the rest of his life.

We are so thankful to the Maer Achol staff, and to Feroz’s mother for her brave and selfless choice.  There are many parents who cannot see beyond the short term benefits of begging.  The sad reality for many Bangladeshi families is that their children’s handouts provide the main source of household income.  Today, Feroz’s mother sacrificed her own present needs to ensure a stable life and good education for her son.  Beyond this, she has made the difficult choice of parting ways with her child so that he might thrive.  I am touched by her generosity of spirit.

Here’s to the unsung heroes of Bangladesh – and to Social change through Education, Empowerment and Economic Development!  Spread the word, Plant the SEEED.

Warmest Regards,

Rachel Hathaway, Founder and President
Seeds of Change Consulting Corp.
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