Students place their used items in a corner so that others can use them
A school in Kishoreganj’s sadar upazila has created a buzz among locals by introducing a charity wall; students may leave their old and used items for others to reuse.
The wall was unveiled at the Dakkhin Moksudpur Government Primary School on August 7 at the initiative of Headmistress Tanjin Naznin Mishti.
On one side of the wall students can leave the items which they no-longer need, while on the other side, students can take items they need.
After the launch, the headmistress put some of her used items on the wall. Then the students followed suit by contributing their old clothes, shoes, and other objects.
Now the wall is covered with items available for re-use. Many students take items for themselves and their siblings.
Tanjin said she had come up with the plan and shared it with other teachers who then assisted her to build the wall.
“I attended a training organized by the National Academy for Primary Education and that inspired me to introduce this wall,” she said when asked from where she got the idea.
The headmistress said students have become enthusiastic about the project.
“If they learn to help each other and sacrifice then they will not be corrupt in future.”
Kishoreganj sadar upazila’s Education Officer Emdadul Haque hailed the initiative. “This is a great job. I hope this initiative will spread across the country.”
Established in 1970, the school has 162 students from grade I to V.
After joining the school, the headmistress introduced a number of initiatives including distributing free school uniforms among grade III students and rewarding students – and their guardians – for regular attendance and cleanliness.
“All I want is to educate the students with values so that they can become great human beings,” said the beaming Headmistress, Tanjin Naznin Mishti.