Ritu, the mask maker
Notun Bazar, Khulna
“It’s like a holiday here,” says Ritu of the Notn Bazar learning and recreation centre. “The toilet is clean and I don’t have to queue, the water’s filtered. I can also run here if my parents are angry and hit me.”
Ritu is a regular visitor at the centre. On the way to and from school she will spend time there playing with friends, drawing, making paper masks and dolls.
“In my slum house there is chaos, shouting. It is hot and humid and in a tiny space there are too many people trying to sleep or rest.”
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