Learning and Living TCD Lessons

Champion Village*, Bangladesh


“I am Chesa** in the 5th grade with other 12-year-olds. I regularly study at a government primary school in Bangladesh. My father was a day labourer. Sadly, in 2018 he lost his left hand in an accident and had to change jobs. Now he raises ducks on a duckling farm. He has a small farm of 400 ducklings. Every 2 months the duckling becomes a mature duck and he earns 100 taka profit per duck.


We have a small shop where my mother helps as a shopkeeper, which is difficult for her because she also busy rearing us and works around the house.  


A few months ago, a Transformational Community Development (TCD) facilitator formed a group in our village. I joined as a member and became a regular in TCD group activities. There I learnt how to help family members and to be an essential person in a family. Now that COVID-19 has spread in Bangladesh, I have learnt preventive awareness in group sessions, such as using a mask, social distancing, and avoiding public meetings. I explained it to my family members and they are all living safely. I am also helping my mother with her work, which has reduced her stress greatly. 


Our TCD teacher advised us to continue our studies amid the lockdown and now I communicate with my school teachers and collect the syllabus to advance my studies. We are grateful to TCD for helping us better ourselves and our communities.”


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*For the purposes of safety, “Champion Village” is a pseudonym for the village being helped by this project.

**For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, "Chesa " is a pseudonym for the individual being helped by this project