(P)Shamima Akter Shanta

“I am Shamima Akter Shanta and I am 10 years old. I was born in a very poor family who live in a slum where it is very crowded and noisy and where it is very difficult to get schoolwork done. Despite these difficulties, I never stopped believing that one day I will be a doctor. I always pray for this dream to be fulfilled. Then a wonderful thing happened to me – I was selected by Children's Hope as someone who they could support and I received the help to study so I could fulfil my dream. God must have listened to my prayer; I am working very hard not to let anybody down.”