Stories

Learn more about our work through stories from people whose lives we have affected or people we have worked with.

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From troublemaker to enjoying school

Eight-year-old Tao used to be a troublemaker. At least it’s how his parents and teachers used to describe him and how they treated him. But life changed for Tao, diagnosed with ADHD, when his school was chosen as pilot school for Save the Children’s Inclusive Education Program. The program, funded by the H&M Foundation, includes tailored support for children, teachers and parents.
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“With toilets comes a more dignified life”

For 40-year old Nurun Nahar, life has been tough. She has lived in the poor community Banglabazar for more than 25 years, and knows too well what the lack of safe water, toilets and hygiene means. When she heard that WaterAid, with funding from the H&M Foundation, was going to build toilets and improve access to safe water and hygiene, she couldn’t believe it.
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”For the first time in my life I understand the importance of hygiene”

The lack of toilets in Dhaka is an everyday challenge for those living and working there. Without proper toilets, the streets and alleyways as used as a toilet. It’s not safe and it’s easy to catch diseases. Some simply avoid leaving their homes. That’s why WaterAid is working to improve the public sanitation by renovating and building new public toilets, with funding from the H&M Foundation.