In November, 2016, it was a small news in the newspaper. Sathi’s Story shocked Shamaruh. She was frustrated. But she also knew that there had to be a better way to prevent it. She eventually found Monira Rahman, who was already working in Bangladesh to create mental health awareness. They decided to collaborate to create a better future for the underprivileged women of the world. Shamaruh shared her thoughts with Samira and decided to work together.
Shamaruh approached few good women in Canberra with a mission to help women of Bangladesh and the response was immediate and enthusiastic. The founding team launched the first fund raising event in June, 2017 for the “Mental health Awareness program” for adolescent girls of Bangladesh. This was just the beginning.
What People Say
“Look, the day is coming after each night, but I do not see any change in my life. If I am not happy, how can I make others happy?”
A mother from Modhumoti Adarsho Bidyaloy, Pahardnaga, Saraspur, Kalia, Narail District
“I do not know how to read and write, I never took part in any meeting like this. For the first time I have drawn my hand on a piece of paper along with others. It was such a joy to find my own handprint among others. I have realized that taking care of my own emotional needs will help me to communicate better with my children”.
A mother of a student of class ten from Hazi Gani School”
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss