Are you complaining about life being unfair because
Your friend inherited a huge bungalow or your ex got married or your lousy colleague got the promotion!
If yes, then this inspiring and heart touching story of 15-YO Hasina may remind you how lucky you are!
At the age of 12, when many of us were being encouraged by our parents to dream big, Hasina was fighting a struggling battle against the cultural norms to save her only dream – to go to school!
Recently, Priyanka Chopra, who is a UNICEF ambassador, was on a trip to Ethiopia, where she met a 15-year-old girl named Hasina.
The actress was so moved by the brave’s teen spirit that she took to social media to share it.
“This is Hasina (15), she is a 7th grade student who loves to go to school. She used to live with her sister and her husband, and without her knowing, her sisters’ husband was arranging her marriage to one of his friends…she was 12 at the time.
One day when the man visited her house to pester her parents to marry her, she escaped to a friends house and the next day went to one of the community-based child’s marriage prevention platforms (alone), which she had heard about at school.
She asked herself, if She married now, would she ever go back to school again?
Hasina loves learning and wasn’t willing to trade her education or freedom for anything.That gave her the courage to stand up for herself. The community, along with the authorities, stepped in and stopped the marriage. The man was charged.”