Train 25 Women to become Birth Attendants

by HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh
Train 25 Women to become Birth Attendants
Train 25 Women to become Birth Attendants
Train 25 Women to become Birth Attendants
Train 25 Women to become Birth Attendants
Train 25 Women to become Birth Attendants
Train 25 Women to become Birth Attendants

Project Report | Oct 22, 2015
Meet Ayesha, a Star Student!

By Ashley Pugh | Program Officer


Dear HOPE Supporter,

Thank you for your unwavering support of training local girls as skilled birth attendants and tranforming maternal health in rural Bangladesh. We would like to introduce you to Ayesha, one of our first graduating students! Ayesha is one of our star students and very passionate about helping mothers. Read below to hear why she chose to go into midwifery:

Ayesha is from Muhuri Para, Jhilongjha, Cox’s Bazar Sadar, Cox’s Bazar. She is from a family of seven. Her father is a day laborer and he is the main provider of their family. Her mother is active in encouraging her children to continue their education despite their socioeconomic status, which is quite unique. Ayesha is the only person who has completed higher secondary in her family therefore no one could guide her to study science which could have been helpful from the beginning, she recollects. She says she is fortunate to be able to participate in this programme as students are accepted on a more rounded basis irrespective of academic background alone.

 Upon graduation she wants to work in her community and she expects that it will bring positive changes in her life. She believes if she can graduate as a skilled midwife, community people will accept her which will open the door to help the community people; and this in turn will appear as a source of income as well to change her life. In her community she reports many welcome this profession no matter how old she is; to them, knowledge and skill matter the most to provide needed services.

Ayesha was found knowledgeable about the healthcare services in her community where currently no midwives or nurses exist. Ayesha strongly believes she and one of her classmates can play a pivotal role in their community. She talks about the low level of hygiene and sanitation that causes diarrhea and other bacterial diseases which plague younger children the most and how she can address these issues. Ayesha looks forward to being financially independent and leading a positive life in her community. She is grateful the opportunity has provided her with.

Thank you for your continued support in our work.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh


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Project Leader:
Iftikher Mahmood
Ramu, South Mitachari , Cox's Bazar Bangladesh

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