Taslima, Shahanaz, Koli and Mahamuda are four friends from Uttar Tiakhali. They attend school together which is three kilometers away from their homes, sometimes across muddy paths. Yet they are happy. They leave for school at 8am and return at 5pm. They take their meals only when they are back at home. Their school does not provide any tiffin (light meal).

Barguna, 2009.

Photo: Mohammad Jashim Uddin, 18