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Time to Connect

“I want to be an actor,” an older teen says. He has some beautiful dance moves down pat, and almost made us cry with his monologue interpretation of a being a kid on the street.

“I will study technology,” chimes another teen.

“I want to be a cricketer,” asserts a 10-year-old, nodding his head as if it’s already a done deal.

The girls huddle nearby, playing timid, but when they perform a welcome dance for us, their shyness disappears and their light inside brightens up the room.

These are a few of the children at the Aparajeyo-Bangladesh’s Chittagong Center. If they weren’t here, many of them would be living on the streets. They come from who knows what kind of backgrounds–domestic violence, drug-addicted parents, sex industry abuse. The sad list goes on.

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Cox’s Bazar – Chittagong


Tornem a caminar de nou! Reemprenem la nostra ruta!!!!

Després del parèntesi fet durant algunes setmanes, ens hem arribat fins a Cox’s Bazar, a la punta sud-est de Bangladesh, per reemprendre la nostra ruta a peu. Per què Cox’s Bazar? Per que és el lloc on arribaríem des de Birmània si existís un pas fronterer amb Bangladesh. És el punt més proper a la frontera amb Birmània. Com no existeix pas fronterer, al menys que tinguem constància o si més no per estrangers, ja fa moltes setmanes que vàrem acabar la nostra ruta a Birmània i ara la tornem a agafar aquí, a Cox’s Bazar.

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