This community school was founded in 1972 in the poor suburb of Dhaka. For twenty years girls of Keranigonj and its neighbouring areas had been going to a school with no boundary walls and were crossing an open ditch to reach their classes. No other girl’s school was available for them with in five miles radius. Overcrowding to its ultimate limits they accommodated all hungry & thirsty for education. By 1992 the number had reached to 1,028 girls students. Ever since it is on the increase.
They planned to overcome the problems of the school. They wanted to fill the large ditch for creating a playground for girls and build the wall to enclose the area for obvious reasons of security and discipline. They wanted to build a two-storey structure to accommodate the growing demands upon school. Whole project was estimated to cost approximately one Million Bangladeshi Takkas in 1992. Muslim care came to know about the dire need of this community and contributed towards the double storey school building to accommodate the increasing numbers of students. This being the only school for girls in the area, there is always more and more pressure upon them to admit more and more ever since.
This is a story of men of perseverance who came together and decided to carry on helping a growing community and succeeded. A community can only thrive under selfless leadership.
Now it is more than 1,250 and they all belong to very poor families.