"International Day of the Girls 2013: Stories from CARE Bangladesh - Salma Begum in Kartikpur School"

06 October, 2013
Kartikpur is a PCTFI school placed in 15 km from Derai sub district. School had established in 1965 by the villagers. Number of students in 2012 was 341. After starting work with PCTFI, SMC of the school has taken different initiatives for the betterment of the students. SMC is working with community to motivate them about education of their children. In the past before 2011 the dropout rates especially for girls were very high in this school. Recent years the drop out has been checked and students performance also become better.

Salma Begum a student of grade V has participated a local scholarship exam on last October arranged by Rubel Smriti Shongshod for the students of Derai and Shallah two sub districts of Sunamganj. The total participants were 150. Among the total students only 9 got the scholarship. Salma Begum from Kartikpur School is one of them. She is the first girl who got a scholarship from Kartikpur School in the history of Kartikpur village for the last ten years. Salma is from a very poor family. Her father is a Day labor. After this success, SMC is helping Salma to achieve her dream to be a doctor.

Villagers are very happy and now they have started to recognize the effects of the initiatives of SMC for their school.
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