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'Asha means Hope' book

ASHA book cover is a Bangladeshi girl going to shower and a female cleaner in the background ©Heather Pillar

For streetchildren in Dhaka, Bangladesh, education is the way out of poverty. The ABC School for Street Children was founded in 2001 by Eglal Rousseau who made lunch and served it in the parking area of her apartment. She soon started providing medical services and taught personal hygiene habits.The ABC School continues with the help and guidance of the American International School/Dhaka. Administrators, teachers and students volunteer their time along with others from the community.This photography project is part of a book produced by Julia Alden with help from Nora Graham and Augustine Biswas. The book helped to raise $10,000 for a new facility for the ABC School.

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