In Their Own Words
We asked students in developing countries to tell the world what inspires and challenges them. They told us about their struggles and sacrifices, hopes and dreams.
Some of the answers were totally shocking, like 12-year-old Masuma in Bangladesh whose biggest barrier to education is child marriage. Answers for other questions might sound like something you would hear from students in the United States: Triza, 15, from Malawai says in order to be successful she’ll always study hard; and 11-year-old Moni from Bangladesh says that she loves school because her teachers take care of her and inspire her to study.
They told us about they way they are changing lives—their own, and also the lives of family members, neighbors and future generations. Take a moment to read their stories, in their own words, and sign a letter of support to students in developing countries.