May 24, 2022, 2:23 am
Bangla Shangbad English Desk: A painting exhibition `Bangladesh in My Eyes’ by the underprivileged children of ASD has begun at Galerie Zoom organized jointly by Alliance Française de Dhaka and Action for Social Development (ASD) on the occasion of Francophonie Week. A theatrical performance titled `Let’s Go Alone’ was also staged just after the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
Action for Social Development (ASD) is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. Since 2012, a special project called Development of Children at High Risk has been implemented with the financial support of ASD, Bread for the World, Germany. The project is working for the development of street children, slum children, and child laborers in different parts of Dhaka city. There are pre-primary education for slum children, drop-in-center (DIC) for improving the quality of life of street children, learning and recreation center for working children, development of domestic children, and advocacy and networking activities for implementing child rights.
20 paintings of these disadvantaged children are on display at Galerie Zoom. In this, the children have brought the image of positive Bangladesh that they have seen. The play which is performed by those children is to tell poverty, child marriage, child trafficking, harassment and humiliation in the workplace, self-reliance through the story of a child’s life. The play is made in a participatory manner and was directed by a team of DCHR project officials and children of AnandNibas.
The exhibition will be open to all till 1 April from Monday to Saturday from 3 to 9 pm, read an Alliance Française de Dhaka media release.