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Meaning of childhood


The other day that is on Friday I went to a place called New market in Chittagong .My friend invited me for a lunch in her home .I didn’t know her home as I am new in Bangladesh and I was waiting for her. While waiting in front of a shop, a father with his son came to the shop .The child was asking his father for an ice-cream, which the father bought for him .At that very moment a poor child of almost the same age, wearing torn pants appeared in front of the child and his father .When the poor child stepped forward to taste the ice-cream, the child with an ice-cream pushed him away.
To my complete shock ,the shopkeeper threw a piece of ice from the refrigerator at that poor child and pushed him aside .I could not help wondering how the two children were leading two different kinds of lives because of their social and economic status .At that moment ,I could do nothing except witnessing such pitiable scene. I bought a packet of chips and an ice-cream for the poor child and gave it to him .The shopkeeper who threw ice a while ago became amazed. The poor child looked at me and then ran away, lost in the crowd on the street .Clearly, the childhood doesnot have any meaning for the poor helpless child .The most memorable thing is that the shopkeeper asked sorry for what he has done and praised for what I did being a foreigner.


olutosin's picture

Thank you my dear friend

May God replenish your pocket and make ways for every poor kids all over the world.

We are on earth already, whatever it takes we shall give it!

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


maharjan's picture

help children

i wish i could help all the poor childrens of this world...i was shocked by that incident mostly the behaviour of that another child to the street child. I think they are of the same age but only the difference is their status..i got to know that if we are poor then people turn their back towards us or become totally indifferent towards our situation.

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